Resources and support to help implement the Care Act 2014
Adult social care resources and services
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
This online resource provides details of emerging practice and research in the provision of prevention services in adult social care. It has been commissioned by the Department of Health to support and inform commissioners of prevention services in local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England. Contents includes prevention service examples submitted by commissioners and providers across England; references to recent research and associated resources derived from SCIE's Social Care Online database; and short film on prevention in adult social care introducing the Prevention Library.
Part of Care Act 2014
This guide provides an overview of key elements to consider in order to ensure any form of care assessment undertaken - for the adult requiring care and support or their carer with support needs - takes full account of the extent of fluctuating needs. These are needs which may not be apparent at the time of the assessment but have been an issue in the past and are likely to arise again in the future. The guide provides information and practical example on what practitioners need to do to established an accurate picture of fluctuating needs and includes a checklist of core duties for local authorities.
Lack of communication between children’s and adults’ social care: practice issues from Serious Case Reviews
Part of Safeguarding children
Practice issues from serious case reviews, learning into practice. Professionals in children’s and adults’ social care not communicating when needed.
Part of Care Act 2014
The aim of this guide is to build on the Care Act statutory guidance by outlining what local authorities need to consider when making an eligibility determination, using the national eligibility criteria. The guide summarises the process and key elements to consider in relation to making an eligibility determination for an adult requiring care. These include eligibility outcomes and criteria for both adults with care and support needs and carers with support needs. Useful resources, such as Skills for Care training material and a checklist of core duties for local authorities, are included.
This guidance has been produced to assist local authorities in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) involved in cross-border placements as described in Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014. Its aim is to support continuity of care across the UK’s borders by setting out clear values and good practice. A cross-border placement is where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country in order to meet their social care needs. The guidance covers the key principles, a general overview of the main legal frameworks, the process and reporting arrangements, handling complaints, disputes between authorities and provider failure. Includes short case studies, examples of case law which may have an impact on the setting up of cross-border placements and a list of references.
This guide explains how services can improve access to care for people with autism and meet the requirements of the Department of Health's Autism Strategy.
Part of Care Act 2014
Pulls together all the existing resources, policy documents and initiatives that relate to transition from children’s to adults’ services. This resource covers three cross-cutting themes: becoming an adult and achieving independence; changes in the actual services used; and explicit duties in relation to the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.
Developed by SCIE and the Universities of Birmingham and Middlesex through extensive research with frontline staff and service users, this digital resource is designed to support managers working in social care to manage change within their organisations. The toolkit provides a series of realistic scenarios in social care – a care home, an integrated mental team, an adult care team, and a learning disabilities provider – and helps the reader think through which approach would help them understand different change challenges, make decisions and implement and sustain changes. The resource also includes a directory of 32 change approaches and management tools based on a review of current literature, with a commentary on how core social care change principles can be applied to them.
Reports on the key messages from a roundtable discussion which looked at how leadership within social care needs to change if the Care Act is to improve people's lives. The event was hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and attended by key players in care and support, including people who use services, carers, commissioners, workforce development leads, care providers and policy makers. The report includes the presentations of speakers Baroness Sally Greengross, David Pearson, Professor Martin Green, and Sharon Allen; views from the roundtables; and key messages. Key messages from the event are summarised in four key areas: challenges and opportunities; the role of leadership; systems leadership; co-production with people who use services and carers; and leadership style, skill and values. Delegates concluded that leaders need to be good at achieving strategic and cultural change, and felt that it is good leadership that makes the difference to people’s lives – not just developments like pooled budgets or better IT systems.