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.
Integrated care resources and services
Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems provides an overview of the terminology and policy background, puts forward some recommendations for implementation and examines key areas that need to be tackled for integration.
Video promoting the SCIE guide 'Adult safeguarding for housing staff''. The video highlights the importance of inter-agency working between housing agencies and local authority social care staff to improve adult safeguarding practice. It also identifies some of the barriers to providing integrated services including: attitudes to other professionals, information sharing and thresholds.
Free online tool to support coordinated care. Analyse, plan and deliver integrated health and social care using SCIE's discussion questions, practice examples and films.
This guide is about providing good care and support for people who want to die at home
This film shows how social work in an integrated setting can be enhanced by complementing line management supervision with clinical and professional supervision.
Four young people talk about their own transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult services. In the second half of the film, staff and young people in Sheffield discuss how transitions in mental health services are being improved by integrated working in the health and social care trust.
This film looks at improving end of life care through the effective co-ordination of health and social care services, focusing particularly on an innovative pilot scheme run by the South of Tyne and Wear Palliative Care Coordinating Centre from Marie Curie’s Newcastle Hospice.
This film introduces health and wellbeing boards, a new statutory approach to the provision of integrated health and local government services.
This film explores the possibilities for integrating social care personal budgets with personal health budgets. It features the work of Kent County Council, a personal health budget pilot site, where they are developing integrated support planning between health and social care for people with continuing healthcare needs and experimenting with integrating budgets from health and social care.