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Commissioning for personalisation: Dorset

Part of Personalisation

This film for social workers and social care commissioners and staff highlights initiatives funded by Dorset County Council Innovation Fund. The fund provides start-up money for small independent providers to develop a range of services which local people with personal budgets might purchase.

The governance of adult safeguarding: findings from research into safeguarding adults boards

The report was commissioned by the Department of Health. Safeguarding adults is a multiagency responsibility and the guidance relating to it (No secrets, DH, 2000) has been subject to public and political scrutiny. Under the guidance, local authorities were encouraged to consider structures for interagency collaboration and it is these that have become known as Safeguarding Adults Boards. The report looks at how the boards have been structured, their membership and their strategic goals, vision and purpose.

Social care transformation: elected member briefing

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

Supporting carers: the social worker

This film for social workers and carers focuses on social worker Nicola. She introduces us to Caroline, who cares for her autistic, severely learning disabled son. Nicola demonstrates how considering the needs of both the service user and the carer can have a positive impact on the whole family.

Supporting carers: the commissioner

This film for social care commissioners and staff focuses on Hertfordshire County Council Adult Services. It features Mari Stevenson who talks about her personal experiences of caring for her daughter who is diabetic and has Down’s syndrome. Hertfordshire has achieved Beacon status for its work with carers.

Working together to promote independence

This video for social care managers and staff shows how principles of the SCIE/NICE guidance on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children are working in practice. It shows two schemes for care leavers which are helping them move to independence.

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