See the links below for more information on integrated working.
The 'Integration - Step by Step' tool provides a practical way to benefit directly from the findings from research on effective joint working. In 2012, SCIE published a research briefing on the factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services. This is based on evaluations of actual joint working initiatives. It updates a previous review by the same authors and provides a 30 year overview of the evaluation research evidence base on what works in terms of joint working.
SCIE Leadership and supervision
The National Skills Academy also have resources to help with leadership and supervision (see listing under 'Other organisations with relevant resources' below).
People often use a range of services - social care, health care, housing, criminal justice system, children's and adults' services. SCIE has produced a range of resources to support improved outcomes for individuals, and more efficient use of resources from joint and integrated working.
SCIE parental mental health
Families can be helped to stay together and thrive if the right support is offered at the right time. SCIE resources focus on the whole family, demonstrating how children will always receive the best support where there is integrated working across children's, adults' and health services.
View more: SCIE parental mental health
SCIE Learning Together
Learning Together to safeguard children presents a 'systems' model of organisational learning that can be used across agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection work. The model supports an analysis that goes beyond identifying what happened towards explaining why it happened. The answers can generate new ideas about how to improve practice, and so help keep children safe.
View more: SCIE Learning Together
SCIE adult safeguarding
Adult safeguarding is dependent on successful multi-agency working. Prevention needs to take place in the context of person-centred support and personalisation, with individuals empowered to make choices and supported to manage risks.
Alongside SCIE's resources on adult safeguarding, SCIE offers multi-agency training courses for all levels in local authorities, police, NHS and provider organisations to promote awareness and help implement agreed policies and procedures.
View more: SCIE adult safeguarding
Personalisation means thinking about public services and social care in a different way by starting with the person and their individual circumstances rather than the service. Integrated working should be understood as a practice that promotes personalisation, rather than seen as an end in itself. Our resources help commissioners, providers, managers, front-line staff, carers and people who use services to transform, coordinate and personalise care.
View more: SCIE personalisation
SCIE end of life care
This resource is for people who work with adults who are approaching the end of life. Some 500,000 people die each year and, because of the ageing population, that number is predicted to rise over the next few years. It's important that social care and health professionals who work with people and their families at the end of life have access to high quality resources and information so they can give the best care possible.
View more: SCIE end of life care
SCIE prevention and reablement
To promote independence and quality of life, those commissioning and providing health and social care must make a strategic shift towards prevention, early intervention and reablement. This is not only because resources are limited but because most people want to retain their independence and stay in their own homes.
Social Care TV
SCIE e-learning resources
Other organisations with relevant resources:
Department of Health (DH)
This framework document on integration, signed by 12 national partners, sets out how local areas can use existing structures such as Health and Wellbeing Boards to bring together local authorities, the NHS, care and support providers, education, housing services, public health and others to make further steps towards integration.
NHS Improving Quality
NHS IQ is coordinating the integration pioneers programme.
The National Skills Academy
The National Skills Academy have developed a leadership strategy and a Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF) for people working in all roles and at all levels in adult social care. They also run and endorse training programmes.
Shaping Our Lives
national network of service users providing resources on the design, delivery and experiences of integrated care from the perspectives of people who use services themselves.
View more: Shaping Our Lives
Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP)
The online 'Integration - Step by Step' tool includes questions about coproduction issues that are derived from Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) Making it Real progress markers. The questions address what people who use services expect from personalised, coordinated services. Making it Real is built around 'I' statements. These express what people want to see and experience; and what they would expect to find if personalisation is really working. Organisations that want to make a real difference to disabled and older people's lives can sign up to TLAP's progress markers.
Working with service users, patients, carers and their organisations as well as the national stakeholders, National Voices has coproduced a 'narrative' for what integration is - a definition that everyone can sign up to and use in their programmes of work. This has been launched as the Common Purpose Framework for integrated care.
View more: National Voices
DH Health and wellbeing boards
Useful information on the implementation and running of health and wellbeing boards, including a programme of Accelerated Learning Sets to help board members work better together.
View more: DH Health and wellbeing boards
Health and Social Care Partnerships, Collaboration and Integration Programme
This programme is offered by the University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) for health and social care communities to investigate issues of collaboration through research, consultancy and the dissemination of good practice.
The King's Fund
Integrated care is a key theme of The King's Fund, which provides multiple resources and forums for policy and practice debate.
View more: The King's Fund