This report on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning provides guidance for both commissioners and provider of social care on how care and support plans can comply with the principles of the MCA.
Choice resources and services
This film shows practical examples, of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control; and with that, dignity in care.
Social care users and academics identify examples of excellence in a range of Social Care TV films
In this film a panel made up of people who use services and social care academics looks at how excellence can be achieved in care homes for older people.
A website providing looked after children and young people with information and advice about the care and support they can receive and the choices they have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own. Sections of the site cover: Making changes; Keeping in touch, which covers friends, families and former carers; Health, including physical and emotional health; Choices; Education; and Living by yourself. Each sections includes the views of young people have been in care and links to additional information and resources. The resource has been developed with the help of looked after children. The website was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, with the support of Voice, The Who Cares? Trust and the Fostering Network.
How personal budgets can benefit both the service user and their family/carers.
This video examines how the Aiming High for Disabled Children report has helped to improve quality and availability of short breaks in Suffolk.
A guide for commissioners on how to manage short-notice and unplanned closures of care homes
This film follows the story of Linda Rounds, who needs constant care after a car accident.
Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people - people with physical disabilities: Doug’s story
This film talks about the experiences of a gay man with a physical disability and how he feels social care should develop to provide more choice and control for the user of services.