Paper that explores the relationship between policy initiatives regarding risk-taking in adult care and its claim to reflect user experience; argues that these policy initiatives are driven by the imperative of rationalising risk management; and claims that such policies are not a response to user demand and that more research is needed to evaluate the attitudes of users of adult care to risk-taking.
Report commissioned to inform current debates on the future delivery of adult services. It reveals a strong body of evidence pointing to the importance of local partnerships, local leadership and outcomes-based commissioning in improving services for the people who need them.
Report on care and support in older people's services in the UK - what has caused the current crisis and possible solutions to the problems.
Briefing that examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care. The Act provides a legal framework which can support personalisation in adult social care.
They are both about ensuring individuals receive services that are respectful, effective and accessible. It is essential that care providers from all sectors understand the implications for them.
Council cut backs could see the loss of 81,000 care home beds over the next 10 years. The anticipated increase in the UK’s ageing population would, at the same time, increase demand by 18,000 in the same period. Therefore, almost 100,000 older people could be unable to access the care home places they need and, because of their frailty, many would have to be admitted to hospital, creating a bed blocking crisis for the NHS.
This report makes a number of recommendations for central and local government action.
This resource has been designed to support you to meet the 12 outcomes statements contained in the NQSW framework in adult services developed by Skills For Care. You will find useful resources, suggestions for evidence and links to current legislation and policy to help your continuing professional development. Although the primary focus is on adult services, social workers in other settings will also find it useful.
This At a glance briefing examines the ethical issues which local strategies and protocols should reflect and which practitioners should think about when supporting people to use telecare services.
This report explores the complex ethical issues surrounding the commissioning and provision of telecare and the difficult decisions that professionals may face. Some solutions to these difficulties are also discussed. The aim is to ensure that commissioners and providers of telecare address these issues when developing their procedures and protocols.
This interim guide aims to help managers, commissioners, providers and practitioners in all sectors of adult social care to:
* acknowledge and understand the occurrence, risks and effects of age discrimination
* identify key features of an age-equalities approach to social care
* recognise some of the obstacles to achieving age equality and reducing age discrimination
* share information, develop ideas, and implement changes to overcome the obstacles.
The MCA Code of Practice says that the IMCA safeguard is intended for ‘those people who have little or no network of support, such as close family or friends, who take an interest in their welfare or no one willing or able to be formally consulted in decision-making processes’ (10.74). It provides guidance about when an IMCA should be instructed in cases where a person has some contact with family or friends