adult social care
Paper that shows how the personalisation agenda encourages innovation, offering the potential to create new markets around localised and individual needs, to focus fiscal resources directly and discretely, and to enable small groups of individuals to ‘positively disrupt’ a complex and opaque system.
It begins with a potted history of personalisation, and ends with five recommendations for the implementation of personalisation, whatever the sector, in a way that increases the availability and use of new, communitybased approaches to support and inclusion.
Report that outlines the findings and recommendations from an independent review conducted by the Nuffield Trust into whether the Government should introduce ‘Ofsted-style’ performance ratings for hospitals, general practices, care homes and other adult social care providers.
Report designed to support sector-led improvement. It aims to:
• review the evidence about how budget reductions have been achieved so far, and draw out lessons that can be learned
• pull together messages from research and guidance produced since 2009
• reinforce the importance of benchmarking, sharing good practice and developing a stronger, more accessible evidence base
• suggest some next steps, including further tools and guidance that could help the sector manage future budget pressures.
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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.
The Care and Support White Paper published in July 2012, set out the government’s vision for a reformed care and support system, building on the 2010 Vision for Adult Social Care and framework for transparency and quality in adult social care.
The ASCOF for 2013/14 will support councils to rise to the challenge of delivering key White Paper priorities by providing a clear focus for local priority setting and improvement, and by strengthening the accountability of councils to local people.
Progress report that marks two years of work by the Social Work Reform Board implementing the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force as laid out in its report "Building a Safe, Confident Future".
Briefing that examines issues such as the role of health and wellbeing boards and commissioners; the impact of climate change; integration; community and personalisation; leadership and reputation; and risk management and business continuity.
A CSJ report ahead of the Government’s White Paper on social care.