Transforming care

Consultancy support on transforming local care and support systems

SCIE acts as an improvement partner to local areas and systems across both children’s and adults’ services.

We provide a combination of capacity, expertise, knowledge, support and challenge as local areas reconfigure their care services and systems.

We work with the whole system including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, care and health providers, user-led organisations, local citizens, voluntary, community and social enterprises - to develop and deliver improvement plans.

Our services – which can be tailored to local needs, budgets and timescales – include:

  1. Developing improvement plans: We work with local areas to develop the vision and strategy for good quality care and support across the area. This often includes a systematic desk review; review of performance; data workshops; and interviews. This work helps to generate a strategic view alongside an evidence-base to inform Improvement Plans and ‘quick wins’.
  2. Implementing plans: Depending on the focus of the initial analysis and overarching improvement plan, a range of SCIE experts and associates will work with local areas to develop and changes to challenge individual implementation plans. For example, we have expertise in supporting system leadership, redesign of assessments, asset-based approaches, safeguarding and co-production. We can support with: programme management, systems re-design; workforce development and CPD accredited training; quality assurance; and coaching and mentoring.
  3. Reviewing and embedding improvement plans: We review the programme processes, outcomes and metrics to help ensure that the Improvement Plan is sustained in the longer term. We can, for example, develop and host an event with key stakeholders to embed and engender ownership of the strategy.

Client case study

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Review of Adult Social Care Transformation Programme
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council logo

Tameside commissioned SCIE to:

  • review emerging proposals for the transformation of adult social care and assess them against national good practice
  • conduct cost-benefit analysis of projects to look at their potential return on investment and cost avoidance to the health and care system
  • facilitate workshops with staff and service users to develop recommendations

Tameside is seeking to transform its adult social care services by investing in a number of innovative projects which aim to help more people live at home, improve the quality of care, and enable people to live better lives. The plans are designed to complement and enhance.

Greater Manchester’s Adult Social Care Transformation Programme

The programme, which has been approved by Tameside’s Single Commissioning Board, involves investment in a number of transformation projects, including services for people with dementia, carers and people with learning disabilities.