Local authority governance: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report that recommends  government should improve its oversight of the local governance system to help local authorities cope with increasing financial and demand pressures. It recommends that the the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government works with

The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

Annex E: Integration of specialised services with local health and care systems – NHS England

This document provides detail on how specialised services will be planned in collaboration with local systems to ensure more joined-up care for patients.

A review of the role and costs of clinical commissioning groups – National Audit Office

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are clinically-led statutory bodies that have a legal duty to plan and commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Since commissioning was introduced into the NHS

Public Guidance: NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance is for people who may be in need of ongoing care and support from health and social care professionals as a result of disability, accident or illness. It explains the process used to determine whether someone is eligible for NHS Continuing

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there

Home Care In England: Views From Commissioners and Providers – The King’s Fund

King’s Fund and University of York report that finds that the market for home care providers is extremely fragile, with squeezed margins and low fees forcing providers to leave. In 2017 providers handed back home care contracts in more than one

Children’s And Young People’s Experiences Of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

Analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018.

National Measurement of Loneliness: 2018 – Office for National Statistics

This compendium provides comprehensive information on the loneliness measurement landscape, the recommended national indicators of loneliness and the question testing underpinning its recommendations.

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) And Other Adaptations: External Review – University of the West of England

This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for

The lives we want to lead: Findings, implications and recommendations on the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing: LGA consultation response – Local Government Association

Responses to the consultation demonstrate an unequivocal view of the importance of adult social care and support. That importance is defined in different ways. Some frame social care as a moral responsibility, a hallmark of a civilised society and as

Under Pressure: The impact of the changing environment on local government complaints – Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Significant budget reductions, changing demand on services, and technological advances have required councils to adapt how they provide services. Councils are not only completely restructuring how services are delivered, most have had to ask themselves tough questions to strike the

Help at home: Use of assistive technology for older people – National Institute for Health Research

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this

Investigating recent developments in the commissioning system – Policy Research unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System

Report that finds integration of services was receiving major attention at local level. No particular organisational form was thought necessary to promote increased collaborative working. Rather, changes are being led by detailed joint work between individuals at local level. Sites adapted their

Leadership in integrated care systems: Report prepared for the NHS Leadership Academy: (Future of Care Number 9) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

This Future of Care paper, aimed at chief executives, directors and senior managers from the NHS, local authorities, housing organisations and voluntary and community sector, is based on findings from interviews with systems leaders and a review of the literature.

Comprehensive model of Personalised Care – NHS England

The comprehensive model of personalised care helps to establish a whole-population approach to supporting people of all ages and their carers to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing, build community resilience, and make informed decisions and choices when

Letting local systems lead: How the long-term plan could deliver a more sustainable NHS – NHS Confederation

This paper sets out the findings from a survey of senior leaders of clinical commissioning groups, acute, community and mental health trusts, ambulance services, independent sector providers and voluntary/third sector provider organisations in the English health system. survey and draws

5 Act Now : Look after yourself, look after others: flu immunisation – NHS England

Fifth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff