In Safe hands was issued as Section 7 Guidance in 2000. This update addresses the gap in provision of guidance to promote good financial practice when supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. It covers: purpose of good practice guidance; underpinning principles; roles and responsibilities of the care co-ordinator, care provider and care worker; responsibility for monitoring of financial transactions. The appendix provides a summary of the Mental Capacity Act and examples of financial transaction recording documentation used in local authorities.
BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme with Ivan Lewis, Lord Sutherland and Lord Lipsey. A Green Paper on the future of social care expected in 2009 is discussed - what it contains and how it will work in Scotland.
This review by a team from the University of Warwick and University of the West of England, with support from the University of York, examines research evidence available to support improved care for older people in residential homes. The review explores seven themes: residents' and relatives' views on care; clinical areas for improvement; medication in care homes; medical input into care homes; nursing care in care homes; interface between care homes and other services; care improvement in care homes.
Statistical publication presenting national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland.
JRF’s search to understand and improve the experiences of older people and disabled people in society is central to our work on social policy and practice. This publication is a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance.
This review has been triggered by a range of issues and representations, not least being the quite proper concern to ensure that systems for keeping children safe and ensuring that they receive a suitable education are as robust as possible.
The review was conducted by means of structured interview with a range of stakeholders including home educating parents and children, visits to local authorities and home education groups, a public call for evidence and a questionnaire to all top tier local authorities in England.
A stakeholder task and finish group was formed to advise Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on options for introducing consistency to non residential social care charges. This report begins with a summary of the consultation activity and an overview of stakeholder views. The main focus of the report is identifying and assessing policy options aimed at achieving greater consistency in charging for non residential social care services in Wales.
Paper reviewing the Scottish Government's policy of free personal care for older people and examining the perceived impacts.
Report of the proceedings of a workshop the purpose of which was to explore the benefits and advantages of including a variety of stakeholders in the design of home care technology and show how this technology can enhance health and social care delivery at home.
This briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for personal assistants. Personalisation means thinking about care and support services in an entirely different way. This means starting with the person as an individual with strengths, preferences and aspirations and putting them at the centre of the process of identifying their needs and making choices about how and when they are supported to live their lives. It requires a significant transformation of adult social care so that all systems, processes, staff and services are geared up to put people first.