adult care

Adult social care outcomes

Website of data on outcomes for adults using local authority funded care and support across England.

Love-ins, lobsters and racing cars: great living in late adulthood

Report that documents people's lived experience and imagined futures. It shares people's stories and ideas for new kinds of caring - caring that moves beyond servicing basic needs to enabling great living in late adulthood, be that having love-ins, eating lobster, or racing cars.

Ending the other care crisis: making the case for investment in preventative care and support for disabled adults

Document that argues that in the Spending Review in June the Government must invest at least £1.2 billion to address the funding gap facing disabled adults.

It draws on compelling new research from Deloitte which shows that an investment in preventative social care delivers returns for national and local government, the NHS, individuals and carers. It also ensures a modernised care system that promotes independence and prevents people having to enter crisis point to get this vital support.

Adult safeguarding resource

Resource that explores the following questions:

Social work practices: social work practice pioneers (mid-point report)

Report that sets out a summary of progress at the mid-point in the implementation of seven Social Work Practice (SWP) pilots with adults. The programme was sponsored by the Department of Health (DH), managed through the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and has been actively supported through a Project Support Group by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the College of Social Work, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Skills for Care and the Local Government Association (LGA). 

The business case for social work with adults: a discussion paper

The care and support White Paper, Caring for our future, says: "Social workers have a crucial role to play in the reformed care and support system". The College of Social Work agrees, but believes that in a climate of austerity social work must be able to show not just that it makes a unique contribution to the lives of service users but that it makes financial sense  too.

This discussion paper indicates where social workers fit into modern models of care and sketches the outlines of an argument that the cost-benefit analysis comes out in their favour.

SCIE Introduction to...adult mental health services

This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of the adult mental health (AMH) system, and the legislation and guidance that covers the structure and delivery of services. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.

Case for tomorrow: facing the beyond

A joint discussion document on the future of services for older people. One of two linked documents produced by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) which together constitute a successor to All Our Tomorrows: Inverting the Triangle of Care produced by the Association of Directors of Social Services in 2002. The first document looks at the policy and practice changes that have occurred since All Our Tomorrows, while this document outlines the key areas for future development of policy and practice with regard to older people across public care.

Delivering dignity: securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes. A report for consultation

This draft report, based on expert evidence, recommends fundamental changes to the culture, leadership, management, staff development, clinical practice and service delivery of care homes and NHS hospitals to secure the dignified care that is the right of all older people, with the belief that getting it right for older people will mean getting it right for everyone. The three organisations which have established the Commission want to play a major role in supporting hospitals and care homes to improve dignity in care, led by the staff who are working there day to day.

The cost of caring: how money worries are pushing carers to breaking point

Report on the financial pressures of caring on carers' health. It is estimated that there are 6.4 million people in the UK providing unpaid care and support to ill, frail and disabled friends and family members.