Department of Health

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was commissioned by the Department of Health to consult on the green paper Independence, well-being and choice: Our vision for the future of social care for adults in England with service users (or potential service users) who are seldom heard or often described as being ‘hard to reach.'

Guide that reports on the first phase of the Action on Health Visiting programme and sets out the next steps for the future. It is intended as a handbook for health visitors and their teams, provider managers, commissioners, educationalists and everyone who has an interest in providing a public health programme for children and families.

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provided for regulations extending direct payments. This consultation, held between August and November 2008, questioned people about revising the existing regulations to allow a greater number of people to take advantage of direct payments.