Resource that explores the following questions:
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 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 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.
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.
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.
This report examines how the Commission has used its resources in carrying out its quality and safety assurance work.
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.
Viewpoint that reviews some aspects of disability policy since the early 1990s before making a detailed assessment of the current polices being introduced by the Coalition Government.
Themes discussed include:
- Welfare reform
- Personalisation policies and adult social care
- The political and economic context of disability policy
- The changes disabled people should be campaigning for.
Joint research project between the University of Stirling, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk and Perth and Kinross Councils.
The research explores assessment and intervention under the statute, from the perspective of practitioners and the people who use services.