Fair access to care services (FACS): prioritising eligibility for care and support

Further reading and resources

Abendstern, M., Hughes, J. and Clarkson, P. (2010) ‘We need to talk’: communication between primary care trusts and other health and social care agencies following the introduction of the single assessment process for older people in England’, Primary Health Care Research and Development, vol 11, no 1, pp 61–71.

Abendstern, M., Hughes, J. and Clarkson, P. (2011) ‘The pursuit of integration in the assessment of older people with health and social care needs’, British Journal of Social Work, vol 41, no 3, pp 467–485.

Abendstern, M., Hughes, J., Clarkson, P., Tucker, S. and Challis, D. (2011) ‘Self-assessment processes within care management: learning from pilot projects’, Journal of Social Work, doi: 10.1177/1468017311431039.

Challis, D., Abendstern, M., Clarkson, P., Hughes, J. and Sutcliffe, C. (2010) ‘Comprehensive assessment of older people with complex care needs: the multi-disciplinarity of the single assessment process in England’, Ageing and Society, vol 30, no 7, pp 1115–1134.

Clarkson, P., Hughes, J., Challis, D., Thorley, L. and Kilshaw, C. (2010) ‘Targeting, care management and preventative services for older people: the cost-effectiveness of a pilot self-assessment approach in one local authority’, British Journal of Social Work, vol 40, no 7, pp 2255–2273.

CQC (Care Quality Commission) (2012) ‘The state of health care and adult social care in England 2011/12’, London: CQC.

CSCI (2008) ‘Cutting the cake fairly: CSCI review of eligibility criteria for social care’.

DH (Department of Health) (1995) ‘Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2000) ‘Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2003) ‘Fair access to care services: guidance on eligibility criteria for adult social care’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2007) ‘Valuing people now: a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2007) ‘Mental Capacity Act code of practice’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2008) ‘Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities: a caring system on your side, a life of your own’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2008) ‘Reform of the NHS and social care complaints systems’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2009) ‘Local authority social services and National Health Service complaints (England) Regulations 2009’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2009) ‘The National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care, July 2009 (revised)’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2009) ‘Safeguarding adults: report on the consultation on the review of “No secrets”’, London: The Stationery Office.

DH (Department of Health) (2010) ‘Impact assessment of the revision of the fair access to care services (FACS) guidance’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2010) ‘Raising our sights: services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities’, report by Professor Jim Mansell, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2010) ‘A vision for adult social services: capable communities and active citizens’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2011) ‘Government response to “Raising our sights: services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Report by Professor Jim Mansell”’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2012) ‘No health without mental health: implementation framework’, London: DH.

DH (Department of Health) (2012) ‘Health and Social Care Act 2012’, London: DH.

Duncan-Turnbull, H. (2010) ‘It’s your life, take control: evaluating self-directed support in Hertfordshire’, Journal of Care Services Management, vol 4, no 3, pp 250–258.

Forder, J. and Fernández, J.-L. (2010) ‘The impact of a tightening fiscal situation on social care for older people (discussion paper)’.

Manthorpe, J., Kharicha, K., Goodman, C., Harari, D., Swift, C. and Iliffe, S. (2010) ‘Smarter working in social and health care: professional perspectives on a new technology for risk appraisal with older people’, British Journal of Social Work, vol 40, no 6, pp 1829–1846.

McQuaid, R., Egdell, V. and Hollywood, E. (2010) ‘The impact of reduced public services spending on vulnerable groups: review of UK and international evidence’, Edinburgh: Employment Research Institute.

Miller, E. (2010) ‘Can the shift from needs-led to outcomes-focused assessment in health and social care deliver on policy priorities?’, Research, Policy and Planning, vol 28, no 2, pp 115–127.

Miller, E. and Cameron, K. (2011) ‘Challenges and benefits in implementing shared inter-agency assessment across the UK: a literature review’, Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol 25, no 1, pp 39–45.

Newbronner, L., Chamberlain, R., Bosanquet, K., Bartlett, C., Sass, B. and Glendinning, C. (2011) ‘Keeping personal budgets personal: learning from the experiences of older people, people with mental health problems and their carers’, London: SCIE.

Nottinghamshire County Council (2010) ‘Co-produced carers assessment and support plan’, Nottingham: Nottinghamshire County Council.

ODI (Office for Disability Issues) (2008) ‘Independent living: a cross-government five-year strategy’ London: DWP.

Office for Public Management (2010) ‘Reablement: a guide for frontline staff’.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) (2006) ‘Dementia – supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care’ (joint publication with NICE 2006), London: SCIE.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) (2009) ‘Personalisation briefing: implications for carers’, London: SCIE.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) (2010) ‘Report 36: enabling risk, ensuring safety: self-directed support and personal budgets’, London: SCIE. 

Seddon, D., Robinson, C. and Perry, J. (2010) ‘Unified assessment – policy, implementation and practice’, British Journal of Social Work, vol 40, no 1, pp 207–225.

Slasberg, C. (2011) ‘Toward a new eligibility framework that serves the interests of both service users and councils’, Research, Policy and Planning, vol 29, no 1, 4559.

Stock, C. and Lambert, S. (2011) ‘Who cares wins? Carers’ experiences of assessment since the introduction of the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004’, Research Policy and Planning, vol 28, no 3, pp 173–184.

Tucker, S., Brand, C., O’Shea, S., Abendstern, M., Clarkson, P., Hughes, J., Wenborn, J. and Challis, D. (2011) ‘An evaluation of the use of self-assessment for the provision of community equipment and adaptations in English local authorities’, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol 74, no 3, pp 119–128.

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