COVID-19 resources on commissioning

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Challenges and solutions: commissioning social care during COVID-19

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE addresses the commissioning challenges faced by the social care sector during the pandemic and describes what solutions organisations have responded with.

Last updated on hub: 15 July 2020

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 responses on citizens

Social Care Institute for Excellence

A guide that discusses the impact of COVID-19 and responses on people who use or interact with social care services.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Commissioning and COVID-19: advice for social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE's collection of resources for commissioners that discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on commissioning, and ways to move forward.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Supply management: opportunities for a new landscape in children’s commissioning post crisis

Institute of Public Care

This paper considers how the commissioning of children's social care and the historic interfaces with independent providers can be transformed and redesigned to survive the aftermath of the COVID-19 challenges. Evidence from before the Coronavirus crisis indicated a need to re-examine how children’s services markets are commissioned – the dichotomy of severely financially challenged local authority children’s services budgets contrasting sharply with the apparently high profitability and returns of larger providers is a strategic dissonance. The additional impact of the pandemic will further stress councils' budgets. The paper argues that there is an opportunity to re-think the way in which the sector works together to meet the needs of children in care and to redesign the commercial interfaces to produce a more balanced and sustainable state – the twin forecasts of further increases in demand allied to funding constraints should be seen as the catalyst for these changes. The paper outlines what redesigning commissioning may entails and the actions needed with respect to supply and demand analysis and forecasting; strategy and policy; commissioner-provider relations; and commissioning partnerships. There is experience and evidence available as to how the challenge of redesigning commissioning children’s services can be addressed – and the paper includes three examples of innovative projects.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

Webinar recording: Getting commissioning right Exploring good commissioning during and beyond COVID-19

Social Care Institute for Excellence

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.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

Commissioning during COVID-19 and beyond

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This guide focuses on what we can learn from commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis. It discusses how commissioners can work in true partnership with citizens, providers and the community to resolve issues.

Last updated on hub: 18 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): provision of home care

Department of Health and Social Care

This document brings together all guidance related to coronavirus and home care in one place. It is intended for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who support and deliver care to people in their own homes in England. The guidance covers: personal protective equipment; shielding and care groups; hospital discharge and testing; government support for social care; and information collection and governance. It includes links to additional information and guidance. [Published 22 May 2020. Last updated 2 September 2020]

Last updated on hub: 26 May 2020

Surviving the pandemic: new challenges for adult social care and the social care market. Discussion paper

Institute of Public Care

This discussion paper looks at how councils have avoided the predicted collapse over the period of austerity and highlights new problems that have emerged during the coronavirus (Covid -19) pandemic. Drawing on the authors previous papers, it explores these new problems facing providers of care homes and home care, and asks how the care provider sector can survive after the pandemic. It identifies the risk to the care provider market and the need for councils to find ways of managing increased demand.

Last updated on hub: 06 May 2020

Supporting mental health in communities during the coronavirus crisis: bringing together voluntary, community and statutory services

Centre for Mental Health

This briefing looks at how statutory service commissioners and providers are working with the voluntary and community sector to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It also provides practical advice on how to build effective partnerships locally. This includes recognising the value of different contributions and their role in preventing later crises; supporting smaller organisations that work with high risk groups or those who find mainstream services less helpful; maintaining safeguarding to protect people at risk of abuse; and valuing organisations that provide key functions such as supported housing, advocacy and support. It concludes with recommendations for NHS and local authority commissioners when working with the voluntary and community sector to help them to maximise their contribution without jeopardising their longer-term sustainability.

Last updated on hub: 22 April 2020

Social care provider resilience during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners

Local Government Association

Shared guidance from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) for local authority commissioners. The guidance summarises the pressures on social care providers arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19), and puts forward ways in which commissioners can alleviate these pressures. It aims to ensure that providers are supported to maximise availability of care and support and to remain operationally and financially resilient. Areas covered include: continuity planning, sick pay, workforce availability, rapid adjustment of support, supporting self-funders and use of non-contracted providers. The guidance does not deal with issues of infection control.

Last updated on hub: 17 March 2020

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