Review that provides an introduction to the different ways in which qualitative research has been used in social care and some of the reasons why it has been successful in identifying under-researched areas, in documenting the experiences of people using services, carers, and practitioners, and in evaluating new types of service or intervention.
Good practice report which offers snapshots - case studies from VODG member organisations - depicting the core issues that help improve the lives of vulnerable people.
The group of people that concerns this report include those with severe and complex needs, with sensory impairments or who have a autistic spectrum disorder.
Report prepared on behalf of Independent Health and Care Providers (IHCP) by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in September 2011 to inform the IHCP consultation response to the Review of the Provision of Health and Social Care Services, announced by the Health Minister in June 2011.
This report tracks the rise in spending on children’s social care over the last decade in England and Wales, highlights how it is predicted to fall in 2011–12, and projects how this downward trend might develop in future years.
Finally, it estimates how spending reductions (particularly in early intervention) might affect the overall demand for and cost of children’s services over the medium term.
Paper with the objective of understanding the ʻcare conundrumʼ in order to explore how it can be addressed and resolved. To do this, the paper exploits the ideas and insight of political science.
Annual report that presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken between September 2010 and August 2011 by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). It takes evidence from inspection activity across the full range of Ofsted’s statutory remit, which includes early years and childcare, provision for education and skills in schools, colleges and adult learning, children’s social care and local authority services for children.
Briefing that looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for service users and carers to get involved in paid participation for social care consultations and events.
Report that breaks new ground in examining the ethical challenges potentially posed by factoring environmental outcomes into different levels of health and social care decision-making, including resource allocation and treatments.
The environmental and climate change ethics literatures are considered in conjunction with health and social care ethical principles in order to inform the development of a new sustainable health and social care ethical framework.
Resources for those who work with people at the end of life and their families.
Briefing that offers a summary of some of the ways in which working with adult social care can help clinical commissioning groups manage their new responsibilities.