Improving outcomes for service users in adult placement - Commissioning and care management


Improving outcomes for service users in adult placement: commissioning and care management reports on a good practice survey undertaken for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), building on an earlier study of person-centred approaches in adult placement services. Discussion groups including commissioners, care managers/coordinators and adult placement scheme staff in nine localities, and an additional group of adult placement carers, explored issues of assessment, care planning and supporting service users.

This guide sets out the key issues raised by project participants and suggests practice points for local authority commissioners and adult placement schemes, to help them meet the aims of the adult services White Paper and to provide quality adult placement services.

The practice survey and guide were respectively undertaken and written by Barrie Fiedler, independent social care consultant.