SCIE Report 35: Sustainable systems of social care
By Simon Evans, Sarah Hills and Lucy Grimshaw
Published: October 2010
This research was commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and carried out by a team from the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment at the University of the West of England, Bristol, between November 2009 and June 2010. It complements other work undertaken as part of SCIE's Sustainable Social Care Programme, including the Learning Network run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU).
The research carried out as part of this project falls into three main strands:
- a scoping and mapping exercise focusing on key strategies, policies, frameworks and initiatives that relate to the sustainability agenda and how these relate to adult social care
- case study work to explore the criteria for, facilitators of and challenges to sustainable models of social care
- the development of key themes and recommendations for commissioners and other audiences across the sector.
Please see this article about developing sustainable systems of social care in the British Journal of Social Work (July 2011)
Sustainable systems of social care aims to inform policy makers and commissioners in particular, but will also be of relevance to wider social care and public health communities.