A suite of 12 resources which includes short films, reports, at a glance summaries and tools on Independent Mental Health Advocacy. The resources aim to raise awareness and understanding of the IMHA role amongst service users and mental health staff; improve access IMHA, help providing an understand what a good service looks like, and how outcomes can be measured. The resources have been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in partnership with The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
Commissioning 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 is for local authority staff responsible for commissioning independent advocacy services. It aims to help commissioners in local authorities to think through their new duties and understand what they are required to do to comply with the new requirements of the Care Act 2014. The guide will help commissioners to recognise what a good advocacy service looks like, and to develop flexible approaches to commissioning. The resource was developed using a ‘scope and search’ exercise to identify relevant existing literature in the field of advocacy and commissioning, co-production with potential users of the Care Act and consultation with key stakeholders. Areas covered in the guide include advocacy duties; the promotion of inclusion; providing and reviewing independent advocacy services; good practice in commissioning independent advocacy; and compliance with the Equality Act 2010. It also includes practice examples of commissioning advocacy services.
Reports on the key messages from a roundtable discussion on community-led care. The event was hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is one of a series of roundtable discussions exploring how to improve care and support at a time of growing demand, demographic change and financial constraint. The discussion aimed to identify, celebrate, support and learn from community-led activity and support and identify practical steps stakeholders can take to support community-led services. The report includes summaries of the presentations from those attending from the organisations: Skillnet Group Community Interest Company, Community Catalysts, Carers UK, Sheffield City Council, and Lloyds Bank Foundation. It also includes views from the round table. Key messages from the event are summarised in four key areas: the positive impact of community-led services; challenges and barriers; building and sustaining community-led services, and enabling community-led services to thrive. The roundtable identified the need to reduce the unnecessary barriers that small, local, user-led services often face in terms of regulations and in building up evidence to support commissioning and investment.
This briefing provides 10 top tips designed to help commissioners to provide good quality Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) services. The tips cover: understanding the role and responsibilities of IMHA; co-production; strategic needs assessment and asset mapping; outcome-based commissioning, quality and cost; meeting diverse needs; engaging with IMHA providers; IMHA and other forms of advocacy; non-instructed advocacy; out of area placements; and links with health service commissioners.
Part of Co-production
Resources created to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services providing practical tips, tools and activities to help you in your work with dementia
This guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs.
This film highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
This guide is about providing good care and support for people who want to die at home
Part of Reablement
Reablement is about helping people regain the ability to look after themselves following illness or injury. This e-learning resource explains what reablement is, how it differs from home care and intermediate care, and why and how the service should be delivered. The first module is for managers who are involved in the planning and commissioning of services. It looks at how reablement is developing across England, why it is important to offer the service and how to evaluate the success of the service. The second module is designed for care workers. It covers how to carry out a reablement assessment and agree goals and support plans for people, and developing better coping skills for dealing with the emotions that reablement brings out in others and in yourself.