This document sets out the rationale for integrated care and its wider context. It provides definitions and concepts of integrated care and its key elements: accessibility, assessment, planning and delivery of care, information sharing, monitoring and evaluation. Evidence is also provided from research literature, focus groups and consultation on the key issues that influence effective practice in integrated care. Key principles and elements of effective practice drawn from the evidence are also explained.
Paper offering a critique of the New Deal scheme for the unemployed in the UK. It argues that the policy can be made more effective if the structure of the welfare-to-work system is changed to more closely reflect economic realities. It recommends aligning the institutions of the welfare-to-work system with the needs of employers and the disadvantaged which should have the effect of providing better jobs for the low-skilled and better workers for the private sector.
Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for advocacy workers, for example potential changes to the type of support people ask for.
Case study describing an innovative approach to getting the views of people approaching retirement on their future housing and accommodation needs and what they might expect/would like or be prepared to fund in terms of support.
These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system.
Briefing paper looking at how transition services need to support disabled young people and their families through the change from childhood to adulthood and emphasising the importance of services being responsive, flexible and high quality.
Publication using testimony from young people and youth workers and case studies to emphasise the benefits to young people of better weekend access to youth facilities and amenities.
Document bringing together best practice and aspirations to form eleven sets of good practice standards, which can be utilised as an audit tool and guide by all those involved in adult protection work.
Report of a study which aimed to establish the likely demand for advocacy services to support parents with a learning disability living in the community, demonstrate the lived experiences of parents with a learning disability and report examples of good practice in supporting parents with a learning disability.
This training activity consists of 20 case scenarios and staff are asked to identify whether or not each scenario constitutes abuse of neglect. They are also asked to consider the needs of children at each developmental stage. These exercises can be done individually initially but require group discussion to explore issues effectively.