Capability Statement for Principal Social Workers in Adult Services – Department of Health and Social Care

​The capability statement sets out what a PSW in adult services should know and be able to do to ensure that effective professional social work practice is developed and supported within their organisation.  It aims to support a move towards consistency

Role and Responsibilities: Adult Principal Social Worker (PSW) – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance sets out the role, function and purpose of a PSW in adult services.​It helps support employers when recruiting to the role of adult PSW and clarifies what social workers and other practitioners can expect from the PSW in their organisation.

Childhood vulnerability in numbers: Need, spend, and the millions of children in England who miss out – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s infographic report that examines the latest scale of, and trends over time in, rates of childhood vulnerability. It estimates the total number of children in England currently receiving statutory support or intervention (those who are ‘in the system’),

Social care funding: time to end a national scandal: 7th Report of Session 2017–19 – House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

This House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report recommends that the Government immediately spends £8 billion to restore social care to acceptable standards and then introduces free personal care over a period of 5 years.  The report finds publicly funded

Personalised care for veterans in England: A guide for clinical commissioning groups and local authorities – NHS England

This document sets out a new personalised care approach for those veterans who have a long term physical, mental or neurological health condition or disability.

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

Social Work Education in the 2019 Academic Year Information for HEIs and Students – Department of Health and Social Care

Details Social work bursary (SWB) allocations for HEIs, and the education support grant rates for the 2019 academic year.

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

Personal social services Survey of Adult Carers in England (SACE): England 2018-19 – NHS Digital

NHS Digital survey that covers informal, unpaid carers aged 18 or over, caring for a person aged 18 or over, where the carer has been assessed or reviewed, either separately or jointly with the cared-for person, by social services during

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.

Designing integrated care systems (ICSs) in England: An overview on the arrangements needed to build strong health and care systems across the country – NHS England

This guide sets out the different levels of management that make up an integrated care system, describing their core functions, the rationale behind them and how they will work together.

Unfinished business: The need to invest in the whole health and care system – NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation survey that reveals a strong commitment and real enthusiasm for the key planks of reform articulated in the Long Term Plan. It shows that leaders across the NHS in England, spanning trusts, clinical commissioning groups and integrated care

Investing in The NHS long term plan: Job done? – The Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing that analyses the challenges now facing health and social care and looks at the implications of the plan for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England. It sets out funding scenarios for areas of health

Sleeping in, losing out: a survey of care staff on sleep-in shifts – Unison

This report of care staff on overnight shifts looks at ‘sleep-in’ conditions and finds some staff abused physically and verbally including being punched and threatened with knives. The findings are based on a survey of more than 3,000 people UK-wide

Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Action from Learning – NHS England

This report provides examples of the local changes that have been made to services so far and highlights the extensive work which is happening nationally in response to common themes raised through LeDeR reviews across the country.

Celebrate me: capturing the voices of learning disability nurses and people who use services – Foundation of Nursing Studies

This initiative aimed to engage with nurses and people using services to gather evidence and demonstrate the impact of learning disability nursing, from experience, to help sustain its future. The outcomes from the extensive engagement have enabled us to highlight

Medicines in health and adult social care: Learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report that describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings.  

Crisis In Care: What Do MPs Think – Health for Care

Health for Care is a coalition, led by the NHS Confederation, of 15 national health organisations. To inform government thinking ahead of the green paper and the expected spending review in autumn 2019, the coalition wanted to test the views

NHS RightCare: Frailty Toolkit Optimising a frailty system – NHS RightCare

Increasing numbers of people are at risk of developing frailty. People living with frailty are experiencing unwarranted variation in their care. This toolkit will provides expert practical advice and guidance on how to commission and provide the best system wide

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES): Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens – NHS England

Letter from Joan Saddler and Simon Stevens to NHS Trust CEOs from Simon Stevens and Joan Saddler, Co-Chairs of the Equality and Diversity Council, confirms the launch of the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).