We’re consulting our people on the changes we know we need to make. Those of you who’ve done it will know this is the hardest part.Everyone’s been involved so far, everyone’s got ideas, everyone’s impatient to get on with it.

Most people think our ‘Strategy for the Future’ is on the right track, that it’s about time someone got WRVS by the scruff of its neck and gave it direction (as one correspondent put it). Others want answers to things that are genuinely not yet decided. And meanwhile – the Green Paper on Social Care in England gets closer – and we want to be ready to deliver personalised, cost effective, preventative services that will put older people in charge of their care. Only a little longer to go: for the paper and for us. Late Spring, wasn’t it?