Market shaping and commissioning for advocacy
The Care Act itself does not specifically mention commissioning, but it is included in the vocabulary of the statutory guidance ‘Market shaping and commissioning’ and is seen as a core part of implementing the changes proposed by the Act.
The Care Act promotes the following commissioning principles:
- focusing on outcomes and wellbeing
- promoting quality services, including via workforce development and remuneration and ensuring appropriately resourced care and support
- supporting sustainability
- ensuring choice
- co-production with partners.
For some commissioners, Care Act advocacy services will be commissioned separately from other types of advocacy. Others may want to use the Care Act as an opportunity to review all advocacy services within their area, and to develop a wider strategy around how best to meet the needs of their local population.
All SCIE resources are free to download, however to access some of the following downloads you will need a free MySCIE account:
- Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy
- At a glance summary of Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy
- Easy read summary of Care Act 2014: Commissioning independent advocacy