Report that documents people's lived experience and imagined futures. It shares people's stories and ideas for new kinds of caring - caring that moves beyond servicing basic needs to enabling great living in late adulthood, be that having love-ins, eating lobster, or racing cars.
The Social Policy Research Unit examined how current English adult social care practice balances the interests of service users and family carers, in assessment, planning, on-going management and reviews of personal budgets, particularly when budget-holders have cognitive or communication impairments.
The study examined senior local authority perspectives, everyday practice by frontline staff and experiences of service users and carers.
The idea behind this story was to find a way to describe an arts project that involved an artist, an informatics specialist and a man with a liking for music. The man in question had a learning disability, a sight impairment and physical disability, which meant he was reliant on others choosing what he listened to. Artist Steve Hollingsworth began creating a sound system which could be operated with one simple hand movement, enabling the man to select what he felt like listening to from a library of sounds.
Report designed to support sector-led improvement. It aims to:
• review the evidence about how budget reductions have been achieved so far, and draw out lessons that can be learned
• pull together messages from research and guidance produced since 2009
• reinforce the importance of benchmarking, sharing good practice and developing a stronger, more accessible evidence base
• suggest some next steps, including further tools and guidance that could help the sector manage future budget pressures.
The care and support White Paper, Caring for our future, says: "Social workers have a crucial role to play in the reformed care and support system". The College of Social Work agrees, but believes that in a climate of austerity social work must be able to show not just that it makes a unique contribution to the lives of service users but that it makes financial sense too.
The Care and Support White Paper published in July 2012, set out the government’s vision for a reformed care and support system, building on the 2010 Vision for Adult Social Care and framework for transparency and quality in adult social care. The ASCOF for 2013/14 will support councils to rise to the challenge of delivering key White Paper priorities by providing a clear focus for local priority setting and improvement, and by strengthening the accountability of councils to local people.
A joint discussion document on the future of services for older people.
One of two linked documents produced by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) which together constitute a successor to All Our Tomorrows: Inverting the Triangle of Care produced by the Association of Directors of Social Services in 2002.
The ﬁrst document looks at the policy and practice changes that have occurred since All Our Tomorrows, while this document outlines the key areas for future development of policy and practice with regard to older people across public care.
Report that looks at the future development of personalisation at a time of limited resources. It details two seminars held in November 2011, organised by SCIE with support and funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
The seminars brought together service users, carers and a select number of people involved in practice and policy development around personalisation in adult social care.
Scoping report that explores the implications of implementing key Dilnot and Law Commission proposals in respect of assessment and eligibility for publicly funded adult social care.
It explores the Dilnot Commission‟s recommendations, and those of the Law Commission, for a new model of assessment and a national eligibility threshold for publicly funded adult social care in England. It also discusses the implications for these processes of establishing limited liability for individuals by the proposed capped lifetime contribution of £35,000 for people paying for care.
This paper gives voice to service users’ fears and concerns about risk. It identifies additional risks to those commonly identified by professionals and policy-makers and explores how perceptions of risk and rights are significantly different for mental health service users.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned this paper as part of its programme on risk, trust and relationships in an ageing society, which aims to explore how risk features in the lives of adults who use care and support.