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

Voluntary Reporting On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing: A Framework To Support Employers To Report Voluntarily On Disability, Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace – Department for Work and Pensions

The government believes that transparency and reporting can support the cultural change required to build a more inclusive society. The voluntary reporting framework has been developed by the government in partnership with leading businesses and third sector organisations to support

Priorities for Adult Social Work Research: Results from the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for adult social work – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research. It aims to help make sure future research answers the questions that are important to social workers and those who are in contact with them. The priorities cover a

Ask Listen Do: Making conversations count in health, social care and education: Tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners – NHS England

This Ask Listen Do resource shares tips for health, social care and education organisations and practitioners with the aim of making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for people with a learning disability, autistic people, families and carers.

UK care home providers for older people: advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations – Competition and Markets Authority

The advice is being published as part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) ongoing consumer protection work into residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s). It follows the CMA’s examination of the sector last year,

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

4 Act Now : new technology to find Care Home availability – NHS England

Fourth 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

3 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

Third 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

2 Act Now : plan for discharge early – NHS England

Second 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

1 Act Now : maximise your leadership this winter – NHS England

First 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

Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government

A Crying Shame: A report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner into vulnerable babies in England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

This report looks at how many babies might be vulnerable in this way and presents the facts about the sort of risks even very young children are being exposed to. Much of the data is missing; however, we are publishing

Physical activity for general health benefits in disabled adults: Summary of a rapid evidence review for the UK Chief Medical Officers’ update of the physical activity guidelines – Public Health England

Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive when compared to non-disabled people. This report provides a review of the scientific evidence of the health benefits for physical activity specifically for disabled adults. It will inform the review of

From Transactions To Changemaking: Rethinking Partnerships Between The Public And Private Sectors – New Local Government Network

This report provides a new voice to the debate on the role of  the private sector in the delivery of public services. While the current debate remains unhelpfully polarised along party lines, this report argues that partnerships between the public

Guidelines on the management of outbreaks of influenza-like illness in care homes- Public Health England

Guidance for managing seasonal influenza, identifying pathogens and transmission routes for acute respiratory disease in care homes. This guidance covers: case definitions managing cases infection control recording and reporting

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2017/18 – Care Quality Commission

This report looks at the trends, shares examples of good and outstanding care, and highlights where care needs to improve. It finds that most people in England receive a good quality of care. Ratings show that quality overall has been

Improving children and young people’s mental health services – National Audit Office

This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet

Liverpool City Region Incapacity Benefit Profile – North West Public Health Observatory

High numbers of incapacity benefits claimants among Liverpool City Region working age residents are of key concern to the Health is Wealth Commission, and form part of nationwide problem that is attracting increasing attention, not least because the direct and associated costs of