social care services
Paper developed with input and advice from a range of partners who deliver for young people. It is set out in 3 sections: context, common principles, and connections.
It is intended as a practical resource for anyone making decisions that affect the support we give young people or anyone involved in delivering services to them. It can provide a point of common reference and a tool for making connections.
The proposals put forward by the Social Work Task Force and MPs to improve the training of social workers are examined. The introduction of the social work degree in 2003 undoubtedly raised the status of the profession. However, six years on, the taskforce and select committee are both questioning its content.
The term ‘co-production’ is increasingly being applied to new types of public service delivery in the UK, including new approaches to adult social care. This briefing explains how staff should be encouraged to access co-productive initiatives, recognising and supporting diversity among the people who use services. And the importance of creating new structures, regulatory and commissioning practices and financial streams is necessary to embed co-production as a long-term rather than ad hoc solution.
The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a new suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace. Once developed, they will be approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), validated by an awarding body and are likely to be delivered through the Learning Centre Networks. This resource contains four documents which explain and support the learner, mentor and assessor through the credit transfer and RPL process.
This briefing is the first output from the ippr-PwC social care programme. This programme seeks to generate public debate about the future of social care; and consider how the social contract between the state, organisations, communities, families and individuals may need to fundamentally change to ensure that the future of social care is based on principles of fairness and sustainability. This publication it's free, in order to download there are two ways to do it, by registering or just by following the link to download it.
One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.
Booklet primarily aimed at people considering entering a care home. Part 2 of the booklet explains how to contact the social work service.
A quarterly academic open access journal launched in 2009 with the support of the Policy Studies Organisation. ISSN 1944-2858. It aims to publish research articles, public policy reviews, book reviews, datasets and features covering a wide range of subjects relating to poverty, income distribution, and welfare (social security programmes) worldwide.
Action on Poverty Today is the quarterly journal of the Combat Poverty Agency. Each issue carries articles by specialist contributors on a wide range of policy areas.
It also acts as a diary of events in the field of social inclusion and monitors new publications and changing legislation.
Key messages are presented from a study looking at mental health services provided by the NHS, councils, prisons, the police and the voluntary sector across Scotland for all ages. The study examines the accessibility and availability of mental health services and how much is spent on them.
The report provides an overview of mental health services and is the first in a series of planned reports in this area. The researchers carried out an overview to highlight areas for improvement and to identify priorities for future audit work.