Social Workers and a new Mental Health Act – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

Report in response to the Independent Review of the Mental health Act 1983, that calls on the Government and NHS Trusts to recognise the social factors of mental health distress and promote the social model of health within new mental

Planning to Safely Reduce Avoidable Conveyance Ambulance Improvement Programme – NHS England

This document aims to support ambulance services, lead commissioners and Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships / Integrated Care Systems to safely reduce the number of people conveyed to an Emergency Department (ED).

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

Public health advice and support arrangements into Integrated Care Systems in England – Public Health England

Guidance for directors of public health around implications for statutory advice and support, arising from greater integration of health and care services.  Directors of public health and their teams are vital to the development, leadership and influencing of local population

Better Care Fund Planning Requirements for 2019-20 – Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS England

Guidance on Better Care Fund planning requirements, which support the core NHS operational planning and contracting guidance for 2019 to 2020 that also details the Better Care Fund operating guidance.

Quick Guide: allied health professionals enhancing health for people in care homes – NHS England

This quick guide document aims to support local health and social care systems in improving the health of people living in care homes, with practical examples of how the allied health professions (AHPs) can support implementation and roll-out of the

Directions by the Secretary of State as to the conditions governing payments by local authorities to health authorities and other bodies under Section 28BB of the National Health Service Act 1977 – Department of Health

These Directions shall come into force on 1st April 2000 and shall have effect in relation to any payment made, or proposed to be made, under section 28BB of the National Health Service Act 1977 by a local authority in

Directions by the Secretary of State as to the conditions governing payments by health authorities to local authorities and other bodies under Section 28A of the National Health Service Act 1977 – Department of Health

These Directions come into force on 1 April 2000 and govern powers of money transfer between NHS and local councils introduced by the Health Act 1999. An annex contains the Memorandum of Agreement, Annual Voucher and Audit Certificate.

A home for the ages: planning for the future with age-friendly design – Royal Institute of British Architects and Centre for Towns

RIBA and the Centre for Towns  report that challenges the current failure in England to meet the need for housing that is suitable for the older generation. From making the current housing stock more accessible through to delivering specialised housing

Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England): (Briefing Paper Number 1911) – House of Commons Library

Updated House of Commons Library briefing paper that sets out how individuals are assessed for local authority funding support towards the costs of their social care for 2019/20. Key metrics for the social care means-test for 2019/20 are: upper capital

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

Understanding primary care networks: context, benefits and risks – The Health Foundation

This briefing places primary care network (PCNs) in the context of previous changes to general practice funding and contracting. It examines the rationale for networks, explores relevant evidence and draws out intended benefits and possible risks for the future of

Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia: What the data and people’s experiences tell us about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia – Healthwatch

This Healthwatch report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. On the basis of analysis of data from 97 local councils, the report finds people are not getting what they

Inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people – All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People report following an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. An estimate of some of the costs of poor housing

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that highlights how health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are making a real difference through a wide range of initiatives, including reducing hospital admissions and time spent in hospital, reducing demand for GP appointments, helping thousands of

ADASS budget survey 2019 – Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Annual budget survey of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services members reveals how the failure of successive governments to address long-term funding for adult social care is negatively affecting the people who rely on these essential services, their

NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework: system support offer – NHS England

This Long Term Plan Implementation Framework system support offer signposts the national and regional support systems can draw on to develop their five-year strategic plans.  

NHS Long Term Plan implementation framework – NHS England

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered. Local systems are developing their five-year strategic plans which will