Sustainability

Better home care for older people – NICE quick guides

In collaboration with The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), NICE have developed Quick guides on two Social care topics – Home care, and Oral health in care homes. These summarise key points of guidance, and signpost relevant resources. We’re seeking feedback on the developments users would like to be included…

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

LGA Adults Peer Training Events

The Local Government Association is holding a number of free one day training events for those interested in becoming an LGA peer to take part in Adult Social Care and Adult Safeguarding Peer Challenges. This includes the new Commissioning for Better Outcomes Peer Challenges. Peer challenges are managed and delivered…

Winter-readiness information for London schools and nurseries

Winter-readiness information for London schools and nurseries

As winter approaches, it is important that schools are reminded and updated on important health considerations for their pupils/students, parents/carers and staff. Pupils and staff in schools are particularly susceptible to infections which increase over the winter months, such as seasonal influenza (flu) and stomach infections (such as norovirus). These can be very infectious…

Winter-readiness information for London care homes

Winter-readiness information for London care homes

As winter approaches, it is important that care home managers are reminded and updated on important health considerations for their residents. Care home residents and staff in long-stay  residential care homes are particularly susceptible to infections which increase over the winter months, such as seasonal influenza (flu) and stomach infections (such as norovirus). These…

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…

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