social care

Report that evaluates the benefits to key stakeholder groups of the key activities undertaken by five carers' centres, located in Harrogate, Hertfordshire, Lewisham, Suffolk and Westminster.

Research commissioned by government to develop and implement a pilot programme in order to determine the impact of, and best method for, introducing a social pedagogic approach in residential children’s homes in line with the Care Matters White Paper’s commitment (DCSF 2007).

The report documents the development and implementation part of the pilot programme.

Routes was the name given to a simulation-based project designed by Loop2 to explore how the evolution of the adult social care and health care systems could be managed to create real synergies between them.

It was commissioned by The King’s Fund, in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Local Government Association (LGA). The project was steered by an advisory group drawn from these bodies.

Study that investigated the realities of making choices about services and support over time, by disabled people of working age and older, who were likely to experience repeated choices due to their changing circumstances.

Disabled young people with degenerative conditions and their parents face many service-related decisions. This study looks at the realities of choice-making processes within families, exploring the respective roles and experiences of young people and their parents.

Paper that advocates a model for targeting health and social care provision in older old age called ‘Turnaround’.

Turnaround is advocated in the context of older population changes which make it imperative that authorities limit the need for high cost provision such as residential care and intensive home care support.

The approach would aim to develop provision that lessens the likelihood of admission to hospital or care, or demand for high intensity community provision, through a holistic approach which focuses on improvement, recovery and rehabilitation.

Report on care and support in older people's services in the UK - what has caused the current crisis and possible solutions to the problems.

Skills for Care is the employer led authority on the training standards and development needs of adult social care staff in England. Skills for Care work with establishments offering adult social care and training providers - both regionally and nationally - to establish standards and qualifications that will equip social care workers with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver an improved standard of care.