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Care Act 2014 resources and services

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Transition from children's to adults' services – key resources

Part of Care Act 2014

Pulls together all the existing resources, policy documents and initiatives that relate to transition from children’s to adults’ services. This resource covers three cross-cutting themes: becoming an adult and achieving independence; changes in the actual services used; and explicit duties in relation to the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: process map

Part of Care Act 2014

A draft process map providing an overall guide to assessment and eligibility under the Care Act 2014. The process map illustrates concepts that local authorities must consider throughout all stages of the process. Stages covered in the process map include: mental capacity; advocacy and participation support; impact on the family and carers (whole family approach); safeguarding; strength-based approach; proportionate and appropriate assessment; information-gathering' urgent need and meeting urgent care needs; signposting and prevention; individuals and carers with support needs; needs and carers assessment; needs, outcomes and impact on wellbeing; national minimum thresholds for eligibility; and ineligible needs. Each stage contains information on core duties; a description of the process; links to relevant sections in the Care Act 2014; links to guidance; and links to other resources.

Fluctuating needs: the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

Under the Care Act 2014, assessments should reflect more accurately a comprehensive picture of people's needs - including how they change over time. In this film two people, one with mental health needs, the other with a physical disability, talk about their conditions, assessment, how their needs can fluctuate and the impact this has on the level of care and support they need. The film illustrates how the new requirement aims to recognise people as individuals by endorsing a much-needed degree of flexibility and responsive care, as well as offering valuable support for people with mental health and physical health conditions which may vary over time.

Technology changing lives: how technology can support the goals of the Care Act

Reports on the key messages from a roundtable discussion on technology in social care and how it can help support the goals of the Care Act. The event was jointly hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and the Department of Health 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. Key messages from the event are reported, and include: the need to establish a national and local vision; use technology to solve a specific problem; the need to test and co-produce technological and digital solutions with people who use services and carers; the need to develop knowledge and skills in the social care sector; the importance of digital inclusion; the role of technology in data-sharing and decision-making. The report includes summaries of presentations from Jon Rouse, Keith Spink, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Jim Thomas, Madeline Starr and Charlotte Black. The roundtable has also used to help inform the thinking of the National Information Board.

Leading the Care Act: roundtable event held on 5 March 2015

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.

Adult safeguarding practice questions

Part of Safeguarding adults in practice

This resource uses a series of practice questions to identify a number of challenging safeguarding dilemmas. The questions and answers aim to provide guidance on how these dilemmas should be handled within the new legal framework of the Care Act 2014. It does not address strategic commissioning issues or discuss the role of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs). It is relevant for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes people in health, housing, the police, as well as in social care, both statutory social workers, and staff in the regulated and non-regulated provider sectors. The guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. The questions were originally published in 2015, and updated in July 2018.

Transition from children's to adult services - early and comprehensive identification

Part of Care Act 2014

This resource explains how local authorities can ensure early and comprehensive identification of children, children’s carers and young carers where there is a likely need for care and support after the child in question turns 18 and a transition assessment would be of ‘significant benefit’. It also examines what some authorities are doing in practice and considers some of the principles behind that practice which align with the Care Act 2014, including: co-production and power-sharing; building good relationships with young people and their families; engaging with black and minority ethnic families; proactive early identification; integrated IT systems; and joined-up thinking. It looks at mental health transitions and transition from youth justice and includes a checklist for the identification of seldom heard groups. The Hampshire, Newham and Stoke-on-Trent practice examples set out in detail the approaches to identification and transition in three councils.

Adult carer transition in practice under the Care Act 2014

Part of Care Act 2014

The resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for adult carers as the young person they care for moves into adulthood. This can be a difficult time for adult carers, because the young person they care for will often be leaving full-time education and require very different care and support as an adult building an independent life. Adult carers have in the past had to give up full-time work in order to provide more support. The Care Act places a duty on local authorities to assess adult carers before the child they care for turns 18, so that they have the information they need to plan for their future. This is referred to as a transition assessment. This resource brings together useful publications, practice examples and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.

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