It takes leaders to break down siloes: Integrating services for disabled children – Council for Disabled Children

Over the past decade, successive governments have brought in a range of legislation, policies and programmes in an attempt to deliver on a vision of coordinated, person-centred care and better outcomes for children and young people with SEND.  However, despite this

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for? – Health Foundation

Health Foundation briefing from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation. Key points are: Analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital found that

Why a “risk pool” must underpin a social care system – Nuffield Trust

Several proposals have been put forward that suggest social care should be funded via individual insurance or savings products. This one page briefing outlines why the Nuffield Trust thinks relying on individual funding options is unlikely to provide a viable

Health, care and the 100-year life: How policymakers can ensure health and fairness for all in an era of extreme longevity – Social Market Foundation

A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. Increased longevity should be celebrated. However, it will bring a range of challenges for society. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on

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

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

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

HSC (2000) 016: Winter (2000) 01: capacity planning for health and social care : emergency care and social care – Department of Health

This circular: sets out arrangements for planning emergency and elective care at local level to ensure that services respond well to seasonal pressures whilst maintaining progress in reducing waiting lists. summarises the arrangements for whole system planning with social care,

HSC (2000) 007: No secrets – guidance on developing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse – Department of Health

The Government wishes to improve the arrangements for dealing with incidents of adult abuse. In September 1999 the Department of Health issued a consultative draft copy of ‘No Secrets’ for comment. We now enclose copies of the final, published document.

HSC (2000) 006: Professions supplementary to medicine: employment of practitioners in the NHS and social services departments – NHS Executive

This guidance consolidates previous advice concerning the restriction of employment of all practitioners of the professions supplementary to medicine. It also asks you to verify registration.

EL (88) P 225 : Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs: Procedures Within the Education, Health and Social Services – Department of Health and Social Security

EL (88) P 225 : Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs: Procedures Within the Education, Health and Social Services  

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

Choose Childhood: building a brighter future for our children – Action for Children

Action for Children report that identifies the urgent need for investment in support that helps children and young people face challenges, and the need to provide support early, before problems reach crisis point.  The report also explores how childhoods have

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

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

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.