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Integrating Better

Part of Integrated care

Developed over 16 local areas, this guide captures common features of good practice of integration between health, social care and the voluntary and community sector. The guide looks at leading integration and the key services and approaches that are needed for effective integration. These include commissioning, risk stratification, information sharing, and multi-disciplinary team working. Practical service examples under three themes show where integration can have a specific impact. The themes cover: Promoting self-care and independence; Supporting care closer to home; and Care and support in a crisis. The guide is aimed at directors, service managers and operational staff in both health and social care. Case studies and links guidance and resources are also included.

Cross-border placements

Guidance to assist local authorities in the UK involved in cross-border placements where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country.

Self-neglect policy and practice: research messages for practitioners

Part of Self-neglect

This briefing highlights key findings for practitioners from research which looked policies and practices that have produced positive outcomes in self-neglect work. The original research drew on a survey 53 local authorities and a series of in-depth interviews with 20 managers, 42 practitioners in adult social care and in safeguarding, and 29 people who use services. Findings from the interviews found that that there was no clear lifestyle patters which led to self-neglect. Factors that were seen as instrumental in supporting good outcomes in self-neglect work included: the importance of relationships; 'finding’ the person through understanding their life history; understanding of legal duties and powers; making use of creative interventions; and effective multi-agency working. The final section looks at the organisational infrastructure for self-neglect work. Key themes were: strong inter-agency strategic ownership; clear referral pathways; reliable data; a range of coherent mechanisms for turning strategic commitments into operational reality.

Self-neglect policy and practice: key research messages

Part of Self-neglect

This briefing highlights key findings from research which looked at learning from policies and practices that have produced positive outcomes in self-neglect work. The original research drew on a survey 53 local authorities and a series of in-depth interviews with 20 managers, 42 practitioners in adult social care and in safeguarding, and 29 people who use services. The findings identify factors that make self-neglect services more effective and organisational arrangements that could best help self-neglect work. Interviews of people who use services, practitioners and managers looked at: causes of self-neglect, accepting help, the experience and impact of self-neglect. Five areas which were most frequently identified as making a positive difference to self-neglect in practice were: the importance of relationships, 'finding' the person, legal literacy, creative interventions and effective multi-agency working. It concludes that the heart of self-neglect practice is a balance of knowing the person; being, in showing personal and professional qualities of respect; and doing, in the sense of balancing hands-on and hands-off approaches. The briefing is intended for people who use services, carers, non-specialist workers and the general public.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: strengths-based approaches

Part of Strengths-based approaches

This guide summarises the process and the key elements to consider in relation to using a strengths-based approach. Sections provide information on what a strength-based approach is; the information practitioners need to carry out an assessment; using strength-based mapping; and key factors that make a good assessment. It also looks at how local authorities can extend the use of the strengths-based approach from assessments to meeting needs and provides a summary of core local authority duties in relation to conducting a strengths-based approach. It should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the 'Care and support statutory guidance', published by the Department of Health.

10 top tips for commissioners: commissioning Independent Mental Health Advocacy services in England

Part of Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

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.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: supported self-assessment

Part of Care Act 2014

A short guide providing the key points for practitioners to consider when recommending a supported self-assessment for an adult requiring care, or for their carers with support needs under the Care Act 2014. It looks at delivering a supported self-assessment and at how local authorities can ensure that the supported self-assessment is an accurate and complete reflection of an individuals needs and outcomes. It then covers what needs to be done after the supported self-assessment and assurance process has been completed. Lists the benefits and challenges of supported-assessment and provides a check-list of core duties. The guide should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

Guide: ensuring assessment is appropriate and proportionate

Part of Care Act 2014

A quick guide to providing appropriate and proportionate assessment under the Care Act 2014 for adults requiring care or their carer. It looks at what makes an assessment appropriate and proportionate; provides information on conducting an assessment; the importance of using a person-centred approach when carrying out assessment; and what happens following assessment. It highlights the need for the self-assessment process is flexible enough to be adapted to any individuals needs and circumstances to ensure their maximum participation. The guide also highlights the importance of information and data sharing as part of the assessment process, and the different levels of consent needed to share information in adult and carer's assessments. A check list of core duties and a list of useful references are included. The guide should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

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