TLAP (Think Local Act Personal) has released a new tool to support integrated and person-centred care for people with health and social care needs.
This resource is all about co-production in commissioning. Co-production is an important theme throughout much of the new Care Act 2014. This resource is for anyone affected by the Care Act including people who use services, families, carers, organisations who provide services and people who commission services. It explains all the things that councils should think about to make sure they are working in the way the new Act says they should.
Click here to view the tool.
NHS England has launched The Commissioning for Carers Principles that focus on key actions that are most likely to achieve the best outcomes from the evidence and case studies that have been received.
The Commissioning for Carers Principles help identify different approaches for adaptation or adoption to fit with local priorities and engage through the whole commissioning cycle.
This guide aims to help local authority elected members and staff who are involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care better understand their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 (the HRA). It is also relevant to others who have an interest in home care, including care providers, regulators, service users, their friends and families.
This guide from Skills for Care is for social care commissioners and has been designed to encourage them to value the skills that exist in communities, to realise the value of those skills and to maximise the potential of community groups. It recommends listening to the powerful insights people and groups have into what is working and not working in their lives as well as their aspirations for the future. It explains the benefits of community skills development. It sets out additional guidance and offers practical ways for commissioners to make the most of existing skills within a community and what can be done to enhance these.
This resource offers tools that can be used to ensure that co-production with local people and families is at the heart of social care transformation programmes and as a vehicle to improve community engagement.
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This film highlights the challenges of commissioning home care for older people. It shows examples of providing good-quality, person-centred home care for older people with complex needs. St Monica Trust’s approach to high-quality, person-centred home care is built on the recruitment of the right staff and support, training and partnership working.
As people are living longer, the number of older people with complex needs who live at home is increasing. The home care market will have to respond to the needs of this expanding group of older people who use services (referred to in the rest of this guide as ‘users’). A tightening in eligibility criteria for those in receipt of home care means that those receiving care have more complex conditions including long-term, chronic health needs and multiple conditions.
This guide captures the latest research findings on this important and emerging area of social care. It also provides some practice examples of good work in this area. The guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs. Providers of these care services may also find it useful.
More information: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide54/index.asp
This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]
The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings. The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes. It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance. The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.
Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.