policy

SCIE report 2: working with families with alcohol, drug and mental health problems

This report focuses on the policies and practices that can promote integrated services to families. It makes a number of recommendations for improving joint practice, some of which are listed below. The guide is aimed at senior managers and social care workers in children's services and adults' services in local authorities. It is also aimed at workers and managers in other services that may be involved with families with alcohol and mental health problems such as local health services. Report published by in June 2003.

C4EO golden threads

The Golden Threads are the ten key messages that underpin the work of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children's and Young People's Services (C4EO). Together they act as a whole, requiring committed and visionary leadership to make them a reality

Learning Exchange collection policy

As the name suggests, the Learning Exchange is based on the notion of collaboration. Third party organisations - Learning Exchange Contributing Organisations – which have specific subject expertise are invited to contribute resources to a designated collection within the Learning Exchange. The purpose of these collections is to provide a way for organisations with subject expertise to collect, organise and share resources.

Capable, confident, skilled: a workforce development strategy: for people working, supporting and caring in adult social care

This workforce development strategy is intended to support workforce commissioning, planning and development to meet the new vision and priorities in adult social care. Strategy published by Skills for Care in May 2011.

Welfare reform bill: committee stage report research paper 11/48

Research paper 11/48 published on 8 June 2011 by the House of Commons Library. This is an account of the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill. It complements Research Papers 11/23 and 11/24, prepared for the Commons Second Reading debate.

Individual patient budgets: background and frequently asked questions (Policy paper 1)

Following Lord Darzi’s pledge to pilot direct payments and individual budgets in health care, this paper provides a brief background to the concept and principles of these ways of working, before focusing in more detail on some frequently asked questions.

The paper is intended to help inform forthcoming pilots, and was initially commissioned by NHS West Midlands as part of their Investing for Health strategy.

Choice and competition in primary care: much ado about nothing? (Policy paper 2)

This report provides a snapshot in time of a rapidly changing primary care market. As PCTs conclude their procurement of new GP practices and GP-led health centres, there is a need for more systematic evaluation of the impact of choice and competition on the delivery and outcomes of primary medical care.

Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services (Policy paper 3)

The first part of this policy paper provides a very brief overview of the development of adult social care in order to place the advent of personal budgets in their historical and policy context.

Integrating care and transforming community services: what works? where next? (Policy paper 5)

The Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham organised a seminar in June 2009 bringing together experts from the US and the UK.

The seminar focused on the evidence for integration; the current policy context in the NHS in England; case studies of integration from different parts of the country; and the contribution of the independent sector.

This report summarises the presentations made at the seminar and draws out the implications for policy and practice.