guidelines

Staying put Scotland: providing care leavers with connectedness and belonging

Guidance for local authorities and other corporate parents: supporting looked after children and young people to remain in care, as part of a staged transition towards adulthood and greater independence.

It has been developed in response to concerns about consistently poor outcomes for care leavers, with high rates of homelessness and low levels of engagement in education, training or employment.

Integrated working for better outcomes

A guide to achieving integration and knowing when it's being done effectively. 

Co-production in social care: what it is and how to do it

A guide to co-production in social care and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers.

Housing options protocols for care leavers

Guidance that has been published to assist local authorities and their community planning partners in the development and implementation of local ‘Housing Options Protocols for Care Leavers’. These protocols should detail the processes by which young people are supported through their transition out of care and provided with a range of appropriate and sustainable accommodation options.

Commissioning care and support for older people with high support needs

This Solutions provides practical guidance for commissioners of older people’s services on the range of models and approaches available for supporting older people with high support needs. The study identifies describes the options that are available, what makes them successful and beneficial, and suggests five priorities for commissioners. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in July 2013.

Commissioning for provider diversity: a guide

Guide to help commissioners who, in the Care and Support White Paper, will have a legal responsibility to promote a range of quality services that meet their community’s needs, to address the supply issue; helping them work with people and communities to create a local market place, inclusive of diverse and vibrant providers, with micro-enterprises at its heart.

It begins with a new Personalised Commissioning Model. The guide builds upon previous work from Shared Lives Plus.

Inspiring impact: the code of good impact practice

Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact and make high-quality impact measurement the norm for charities and social enterprises by 2022.

This guide provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact. It sets out a cycle of impact practice and a series of high level principles to follow. Each principle includes a brief description of how impact practice would look if it was applying the principle, an explanation of why it is important and some ideas about how to implement it.

The HUG cookbook for action

Resources, advice and ideas for getting involved, offering support and taking action on issues that affect people with mental health issues.

Effective supervision in a variety of settings

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guide 50 was published: May 2013. Review date is May 2016. This guide provides information about how to achieve good supervision within an organisational culture that values both the people who work there and the people it offers services to.