adult services

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.

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.

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.

Article querying whether the personalisation of adult social care in rural areas can benefit service users and offer a more fruitful basis for the work of social care professionals.

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.

This guide focuses on how practitioners and managers in social care can initiate and sustain the participation of adult service users, including older people, in developing social care.

The second Social Services Labour Market Report brings together a number of key data sources in order to analyse some of the major trends in the Scottish social services labour market (both children & young people and adult services).

Briefing paper explaining and discussing some of the key concepts and issues concerned with outcomes-focused adult social care such as user-defined outcomes and messages from research.

This is an updated version of LAC(DH)(2008)2. It gives information about the scope and purpose of funding which the Department of Health introduced last year for all councils with adult social services responsibilities in England to demonstrate how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community.

Adult social care is changing, to put the people who use services at the heart of their own care and support. This requires a different approach from the social care workforce. This At a glance summary presents some ideas about how to successfully change social care services, based on the learning from two previous SCIE publications