Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for health and social care commissioners and providers? – Local Government Association and ADASS

Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. This resource is intended to support the

Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee report Brexit and health and social care – people & process – Department of Health

Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public

Unlocking a different future: An independent evaluation of Project Future – Centre for Mental Health

Project Future has looked at the lived experience of young marginalised men with experience in the criminal justice system, often labelled ‘gang-affiliated’ and who have had poor access to services. It identifies that NHS, local authorities and others should offer

Discussing and planning medicines support: A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Medicines support for adults may be provided by a number of different people, including family, healthcare professionals and homecare staff. It is essential to be clear about what support is needed and who will provide it. As far as possible, the

Scoping Review on Social Care Economic Evaluation Methods: (CHE Research Paper 150) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

A systematic review of the published literature and a survey of experts to inform NICE on the methods available for use in undertaking economic evaluation of social care interventions. It identifies the methods in development, the methods challenges faced and the

Health and social care needs assessment of the older prison population – Public Health England

This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

Social Workers Speak Out About The State Of Care Today – Care & Support Alliance

Report on responses to a survey in Community Care aimed at social workers and other professionals who undertake care assessments. It asked a series of questions about what it is like for them doing their jobs today, particularly asking about any

What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing: A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care to older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence – NHS England

A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care for older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence.  Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.

Review Of Adult Social Care Complaints 2016/17 – Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Councils and care providers implemented more than 1300 recommendations following individual complaints in 2016/17.  This report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman looks at the impact of complaints on the indiviaduals concerned.

The State Of Health Care And Adult Social Care In England 2016/17 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report showing that the quality of care has been maintained despite some very real challenges. However, as the system continues to struggle with increasingly complex demand, access and cost, future quality is precarious. It identifies a theme of

The State Of Health Care And Adult Social Care In England 2016/17 – Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission report showing that the quality of care has been maintained despite some very real challenges. However, as the system continues to struggle with increasingly complex demand, access and cost, future quality is precarious. It identifies a theme of

True Costs: Why We Cannot Ignore The Failure In Social Care Funding – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Report that identifies social care funding is poorly serving Britains 11 million people with disability.  It is undermining the choice, quality and personalisation that is required by the Care Act 2014. Disabled people are receiving less care, and sometimes poorer care. It

Improving Mental Health Support For Our Children And Young People – Social Care Institute for Excellence

This report makes recommendations to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people who cannot be looked after by their birth families. It argues a collaborative, whole-system approach to ensure that looked-after children and their caregivers receive

The role of care homes in end of life care: Briefing 2 – Place and cause of death for permanent and temporary residents of care homes

Key findings of this briefing include: 22% (101,203) of people died in a care home in 2014, up from 16% (76,997) in 2005. A third (34%) of these people are temporary residents. In 2014 a further 28,892 permanent care home residents died elsewhere, down

County care markets update 2017: Financial challenges in the light of proposals for long term care funding reform – LaingBuisson

Report for the County Councils Network that identifies a risk of care market destabilisation as a result of the prospect of a new, revised set of long term care funding reforms, which could (as with Dilnot) drive ‘payor shift’ and ‘market

Getting into shape: Delivering a workforce for integrated care – Reform

Report from Reform that suggests to develop an appropriate staff resource for integrated care: Undergraduate training should be uncapped across the health and social care system. Doctors who choose not to work for the NHS should reimburse the cost of

STPs: destined to fail or the road to better care? – the hospital doctors’ view – Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

Report from the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association that identifies that Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) offer potential for organisations across the health and social care systems to work together to develop health policies suited to local needs. However, without adequate funding,

Saving social care: a fair funding settlement for the future – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report for Independent Age that suggests that changes to benefits (e.g. the Winter Fuel Payments or Triple Lock) are unlikely to raise enough money to fill the funding gap in isolation, are more likely to

LGA budget submission: Autumn 2017 – Local Governement Association

Local Government Association briefing that identifies pressure is being placed on council budgets as a result of the rising demand for adult social care and children’s services. It estimates that for every £1 of council tax collected in 2019/20, 56p