commissioning

Impact assessment of National Dementia Strategy

Document assessing the economic impact of the recommendations of the National Dementia Strategy for England.

Safe from bullying : guidance for local authorities and other strategic leaders on reducing bullying in the community

UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in the community and actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.

Independence, choice and risk : a guide to best practice in supported decision making

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

Residential drug treatment services : a summary of good practice

Report describing good practice identified during a Healthcare Commission and National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse joint review of residential drug treatment services in England with the aim of encouraging better service delivery in this sector.

Living well with dementia : a National Dementia Strategy : accessible summary

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.

A stitch in time : tackling educational disengagement : interim report

Report arguing that tackling the issue of educational disengagement successfully involves children's services needing to become more holistic and operating on the principles of early intervention and prevention.

Living well with dementia : the National Dementia Strategy : implementation plan

Document setting out the governance arrangements for the UK Government's dementia strategy for England at national, regional and local level over a five-year period.

Higher aspirations, brighter future : National Residential Child Care Initiative overview report

The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.

Personalisation briefing for commissioners (At a glance 6)

Briefing paper designed to make those responsible for commissioning services aware of the key messages and practice advice regarding personalisation.

How commissioners' role is changing

Article discussing how the service-user led approach to purchasing is changing the role of commissioners.