social care services

Children's social work statistics Scotland, 2011-12

Details the social work statistics on looked-after children, child protection, and secure care and close support accommodation for 2011-12.

Rating providers for quality: a policy worth pursuing?

Report that outlines the findings and recommendations from an independent review conducted by the Nuffield Trust into whether the Government should introduce ‘Ofsted-style’ performance ratings for hospitals, general practices, care homes and other adult social care providers.

Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years: why think long term?

Report that analyses the factors that influence the demand for health and social care, taking a long-term perspective. It shows that pressures to increase spending on health and social care will result in these services consuming an increasing proportion of gross domestic product.

The exact proportion will depend on how quickly the economy itself grows, and on the choices made about the levels of taxation, government borrowing and public spending priorities.

Attitudes to social care for older people in Northern Ireland

Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.

The social services sector workforce skills report 2011/2012

The workforce skills report is produced by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). This report examines data on: • the social services workforce in Scotland • key strategic workforce challenges for the sector • key skills issues • current training provision • future workforce issues.

SCIE research briefing 43: effective supervision in social work and social care

This research briefing provides an overview of the evidence concerning the value of supervision in supporting the practice of social care and social work. It is relevant to both children’s and adult social care services and includes a consideration of supervision in integrated, multi-professional teams. While the focus is on social work and social care, some of the research reviewed includes participants from other professions such as nursing and psychology.

Consultation on the integration of adult health and social care: joint statement from the key representative housing organisations in Scotland

Joint statement to the government's consultation document, Integration of Adult Health and Social Care, made by the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO); the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland; the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA); Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF); the Housing Support Enabling Unit (HSEU); and Care and Repair Scotland.

ADSW annual conference 2012: presentations

Presentations from the ADSW annual conference 2012 held in Perth on the 20th and 21st June.

Personalisation: readiness and capacity to respond

Report that examines the attitudes, progress, readiness and needs of social care providers in Glasgow as arrangements for the personalisation of social care in the city evolve.

Learning disability services inspection programme: national overview

Inspection programme in response to the serious abuse and appalling standards of care at Winterbourne View, which was a private hospital for people with learning disabilities. Of the 150 inspections carried out, 145 reports were used for this analysis.