adult services

Scottish good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

Why people disagree about direct payments and personal budgets

The author discusses some of the reasons for the different responses to personalisation. Four of the underlying issues identified are: misunderstanding key concepts; not comparing like with like; attitudes to current services and different views about what constitutes good evidence.

Citizen involvement in local governance

This report draws on the findings of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Governance and Public Services research programme and other related JRF work. It also looks at how citizens are involved, how they influence decisions and how diversity and population change affect citizen and community involvement.

The round-up outlines the challenges and dilemmas that local partners, central government, councillors, staff and communities must resolve if citizens are to have more power and influence over local services and their neighbourhoods.

Common assessment framework for adults demonstrator site programme: overview of phase 1 sites

Nine local authority led partnerships have been selected as phase 1 of the Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) Demonstrator Site Programme. The programme aims to develop and test improved information sharing across health, social care and wider community support services.

Understanding the needs of adults (particularly parents) regarding relationship support

Qualitative study that the DCSF commissioned Newcastle University and the Family and Parenting Institute to undertake. Issues identified include enhancing the understanding of how adults form and manage relationships; the relationship support needs of adults in different personal circumstances, and in a variety of relationship types; and to gather evidence which can guide the development of new policy initiatives to support adult couple relationships.

SCIE consultation response: Independence, well-being and choice: Our vision for the future of social care for adults in England

SCIE’s response to the adult social care green paper, derived from our ever-increasing knowledge of adult social care services, gained from our extensive stakeholder collaboration and our commitment to user- and carer-defined outcomes. As the key organisation tasked with developing the knowledge base for social care, SCIE believes it is important to examine the implications of changes proposed in Independence, well-being and choice.

Personalisation : a rough guide

Publication offering an overview of what personalisation is and how the idea originated. It also explains some of the basics of personalisation and considers what it might mean for different social care stakeholders and the sector as a whole.

Systematic map report 2 : the recovery approach in community-based vocational and training adult mental health day services (Research resource 3)

Report describing and discussing a systematic map focusing on the role of vocation, meaningful occupation and training in the refashioning of mental health day services. It includes research on how the recovery approach can operate in community-based vocational and training adult mental health services.

Reviews in 2009/10: assessing and rating health and adult social care organisations

The Care Quality Commission regulates health, mental health and adults social care in England. This document describes the design of the periodic reviews and special reviews and studies the Commission plans to carry out in 2009/10. Section 1 outlines the key influences on the design and topics of the reviews. Section 2 summarises how the approach differs from previous regulators and describes how the performance of commissioners will be assessed through periodic reviews. Section 3 provides a timetable of key activities and milestones for 2009/11.

Transition to adulthood: inquiry into transition to adulthood for young people with autism

This inquiry sought evidence from a range of stakeholders across England, including parents, people with autism and professionals into transition to adulthood for young people with autism. The report outlines the key findings of the Inquiry and makes recommendations based on the experiences and evidence from all those who took part.