This workbook uses a social care governance framework to support practitioners, managers and teams to reflect on and evaluate their practice and to make improvements.
Social care resources and services
This report provides a guide for commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It sets out the key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable development approach to health and social care design and delivery. This includes specific detail regarding climate change and other environmental issues, but also covers social and economic sustainability. Short case studies of good practice at a local level illustrate the gains for health, efficiency, risk management, reputation and legislative compliance. There are links to further information and resources.
SCIE Research briefing 41: factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services
The aim of this research briefing is to give people who provide and use social care services an overview of the research evidence for joint and integrated working.
This report breaks new ground in examining the ethical challenges potentially posed by factoring environmental outcomes into different levels of health and social care decision-making, including resource allocation and treatments.
Advice on carrying out economic evaluations and using the results to inform decision-making in the social care sector.
This summary explains how services can improve access to care for people with autism and meet the requirements of the Department of Health's Autism Strategy.
How working with adult social care can help clinicial commissioning groups manage the care of people with long-term conditions
Produced by SCIE, the Putting People First delivery team, IDeA and the LGA, this briefing provides a recap of the Putting People First concordant and outlines what this will mean for local authorities. It is a valuable guide to next steps for social care commissioners and managers
This At a glance summary looks at good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers. It is primarily aimed at service commissioners and providers working in local authorities in children’s and adults’ services
The workbook will be of interest to local authorities as a systematic way of checking and improving practice in social care.