The future of care and support
The care and support sector needs to change if it is to meet the needs of the future.
The SCIE Future of care series aims to stimulate discussion amongst policy-makers and planners about the future of care and support, based on analysis of developing evidence and projections for the future.
The series is accompanied by blogs and articles by policy makers, commissioners and practitioners, highlighting developing evidence and practice.
SCIE works with local areas and organisations to support transformation.
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Future of care – No 6, January 2018
This briefing explains that innovative, often small-scale models of health, social care and support for adults could be scaled up to benefit as many people as possible. The challenge is to make scaling up successful. The briefing is based on research conducted during the spring of 2017 by Nesta, SCIE, Shared Lives Plus and PPL. It includes real life stories.
Future of care – No 5, October 2017
People who work in children’s services are motivated to improve the lives of children, young people, families and communities. Across the country staff in local authorities, voluntary organisations and private sector companies want to see children thrive, families grow and young people develop into happy adults. Accordingly they are trying out new ideas and approaches to give the children and families they work with the best chance of success. SCIE has joined together with Innovation Unit to create a briefing – our fifth Future of Care report – which looks at how to mobilise learning from these new ideas so that children, young people and their families can benefit.
Future of care – No 4, July 2017
Every area has the potential to achieve more through the effective use of all the skills, knowledge and assets available within communities and individuals – as well as the public, private and voluntary sectors. This is known as an asset-based approach, where the emphasis is on people’s and communities’ assets, alongside their needs.
Future of care – No 3, May 2017
Wicked issues – complex problems that cannot be solved in a traditional fashion – are endemic in the NHS. They are nothing new. But the current challenges facing the NHS, social care and others are arguably the most ‘wicked’ yet.
This report summarises the findings from a research study which sought to explore how we can better broker constructive conversations with citizens to tackle wicked issues when implementing new models of care. The research was undertaken by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, working in partnership with PPL and the Institute for Government and funded by the Health Foundation’s Policy Challenge Fund.
Future of care No 2 – November 2016
More care workers are needed to meet the care and support needs of the future. The adult care sector therefore needs to recruit, train and retain more social care workers. The extent of the challenge – and the effectiveness of our responses – will depend in part on political, economic, social and technological changes.
This paper looks at three hypothetical future scenarios, and how the sector might respond to the challenges and opportunities those scenarios offer. It highlights the common responses and actions that may help to attract more people to a career working in care.
Creating the five year forward view for social care
Future of care – No 1, November 2016
The NHS benefits from having the Five Year Forward View which sets out a case for up-front investment in the NHS – but no such case has been made for social care. Yet social care has a track record of transforming services, such as delivering personal budgets and co-production, and needs to be backed to make further transformation possible.
This paper explores the potential for scaling up the most promising examples of care and support services using data from Birmingham City Council, to see what their impact would be on outcomes and costs.