A guide that discusses the impact of COVID-19 and responses on people who use or interact with social care services.
Commissioning resources and services
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Webinar recording: Getting commissioning right Exploring good commissioning during and beyond COVID-19
This webinar, recorded on 9 July 2020, focused on the impact COVID-19 has had on social care and commissioning over the last three months.
Part of Social Care Innovation Network
This webinar, recorded on 9 June 2020, looked at at phase II of the work of the new Social Care Innovation Network.
Part of Personalisation
In the first of our new series on personalisation for professionals, this briefing for commissioners summarises the implications for commissioners and includes examples of new approaches being developed.
Guidance for those involved in the planning, shaping and delivery of support for adult carers, focusing on breaks and respite. Includes practice examples, primarily from England.
Drawing on a focused literature review combined with selected Carers UK Breaks Survey data, this summary report outlines key themes and issues relating to the provision of carers breaks and respite in England since the introduction of the Care Act 2014. Key messages from the research include: that the evidence base on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific interventions for carers is weak; there is a tension between cost-effectiveness and what is valued by carers; and that carers cite a lack of flexibility, choice and accessibility as key concerns along with issues of cost and concerns around quality of current provision. The findings will be used to inform the development of guidance for commissioners and providers and the dissemination of advice and information tool for carers being produced by SCIE and Carers UK respectively.
Arranging services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges: a quick guide for commissioners
Part of Commissioning quality care
People with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges should have the support they need to live how and where they want. Organising and developing services in the right way is the first step to making this happen. This guide focuses on achieving good outcomes for people through effective commissioning.
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
With one million people aged 65 and over in the UK reporting they are often or always lonely, few would refute the need to tackle this issue. However, loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness and social isolation is emerging but inconclusive at this stage.
Part of Asset-based places
Report from SCIE Roundtable held on 12 February 2015
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.
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