Paper that considers the debate around risk and regulation and the ideological terms it is couched in; demonstrates that the demand that ‘something must be done’ can lead to demands for both more and less regulation; and argues that JRF could develop a more rational approach to risk and regulation, especially for the social care world.
A series of booklets produced on the topic of innovation in social services in Scotland.
They are designed to help individuals and organisations think differently and more creatively about providing services, as well as manage risk more effectively.
The titles include:
- Embracing change
- Balancing innovation and risk in social services
- How do you create the right conditions for innovation?
- Developing a framework for innovation
- Rising to the challenge: where can ideas come from?
This resource is about exploring the knowledge from the new types of worker programme and its implications for the transformation of the workforce in adult social care and how it supports the development of the ‘big society’.
In the present period of austerity innovation is not a luxury but a necessity. Throughout the public sector, people are working at the front line are continuously adapting to meet everyday challenges head on and creating radical solutions to address them.
The Local Innovation Award (LIA) Scheme captures some of this creativity and pioneer spirit. Through the awards, examples have emerged of organisations pushing traditional boundaries, and enabling customers, partners and staff to work together to create new forms of service delivery.
Report commissioned by Scope that is informed by the ideas and reflections of disabled people and the actions that commissioners and providers are taking.
It argues that by focusing on innovation as a force for social change, local authorities and the voluntary sector can together improve the lives of disabled people and their families.
It celebrates social innovation in local services, showcasing and sharing ideas that better enable disabled people to lead social change.
Paper that starts by introducing prevention, outlining the current spending on preventative measures, the benefits of these, and also potential limitations.
The second section of the paper outlines the stages involved in developing a preventative strategy.
These are introduced sequentially, but care should be taken not to interpret them as a fixed chronology. The author argues that there is no blueprint available for developing and implementing a successful preventative strategy.