Commissioning

Service Model: Supporting people with a learning disability/autism and mental health condition

Service Model: Supporting people with a learning disability/autism and mental health condition

A draft Service model for commissioners across health and care ‘Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour that challenges’ has just been published. This model will be tested in the 5 ‘Fast Track’ areas and feedback is being requested on…

New Report: County Care Markets: Market Sustainability & the Care Act

New Report: County Care Markets: Market Sustainability & the Care Act

County Councils Network | New Report: County Care Markets: Market Sustainability & the Care Act CCN presents the culmination of an extensive research project into the sustainability of local care markets in county areas.The report County Care Markets: Market Sustainability and the Care Act, reveals the reality facing county care…

Market shaping toolkit (MaST): supporting local authority and SME care provider innovation and collaboration

Market shaping toolkit (MaST): supporting local authority and SME care provider innovation and collaboration

The Market Shaping Toolkit supports both smaller care providers and local authorities to engage in market shaping and develop innovative practice to meet local needs together This toolkit has been designed to highlight good practice around the country in the way that local authorities and smaller care and support providers…

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support – Practice guidance to support implementation of the Care Act 2014

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support – Practice guidance to support implementation of the Care Act 2014

This report is part of a suite of resources commissioned by the Department of Health in partnership with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to support local government in implementing the Care Act 2014. For more information visit: www.local.gov.uk/care-support-reform. For more information, please visit www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Options for integrated commissioning – Beyond Barker

Kings Fund report looking at the future of integrated care with our new report, Options for integrated commissioning: beyond Barker. Following the recommendation for a single pooled health and social care budget, as laid out in the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, the…

Financial information and advice – Facilitating access to independent financial information and advice: practice guidance for local authorities

Financial information and advice – Facilitating access to independent financial information and advice: practice guidance for local authorities

This practice guidance has been developed to help local authorities meet their duty to facilitate access to independent financial information and advice under the Care Act 2014. It explains the different types of financial information and advice which are available and provides guidance to help identify those who may benefit…

An Intellectual Disability Outcomes Framework for improving the quality of services for people with intellectual disability

An Intellectual Disability Outcomes Framework for improving the quality of services for people with intellectual disability

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a report and outcomes framework recently. They’ve reviewed the three outcomes frameworks that commissioners should be taking into consideration: NHS Outcomes Framework Public Health Outcomes Framework Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework. The college has distilled the three outcomes frameworks into five domains. Preventing people…

Care Improvement Works | Skills for Care and SCIE

Care Improvement Works | Skills for Care and SCIE

Free, reliable guides, learning tools and resources for providers of adult social care in England. These are mapped to the Care Quality Commission’s inspection questions and key lines of enquiries (KLOEs). Find improvement and workforce development resources from Skills for Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence to help…

The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) – Applications for WDIF 2015-2016 open at 8am on Friday 8 May. And closes 1pm 5th June

The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) – Applications for WDIF 2015-2016 open at 8am on Friday 8 May. And closes 1pm 5th June

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Funding/Workforce-development-innovation-fund/Workforce-development-innovation-fund-%28WDIF%29.aspx The Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) is a special funding stream within the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). It aims to fund projects that are innovative in their approach to influencing workforce development in the longer term. It has a similar focus to WDF – on supporting ongoing professional development…

Skills for Care Work Programme for 15/16

Skills for Care Work Programme for 15/16

Phil Porter, co-chair of the ADASS Workforce Development Policy Network would like to draw your attention to the following: Skills for Care has developed an ambitious Work Programme for 15/16 based on priorities identified through strong engagement with commissioners through the ADASS Workforce network and Executive meetings, with employers through…

Presentation materials – London legal literacy event

Presentation materials – London legal literacy event

Slides used at the London legal literacy event Complete slide pack. Please note – “The information in these training manuals is not a substitute for legal or other professional advice. In the case of a need for any such expertise consult with the appropriate professional. These manuals should serve only as…

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