The overall aim of the research is to examine the extent to which developments since the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 have improved outcomes for young people leaving care, particularly those with mental health issues. It examines young people's views of service provision, outcomes and how they are measured, and the coordination and availability of services including voluntary services.
This supplementary document, which should be read in conjunction with Growing in the community, the existing good practice guidance for allotment officers, is aimed at helping local authorities minimise the length of time an individual has to wait before getting a space to grow.
Local authorities are responsible for commissioning Healthwatch and are embracing this challenge with increasing energy and enthusiasm. The case studies in this report are intended to provide a flavour of some of the good work and innovative practice-taking place.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has long campaigned for reform of our care and support system and we believe we are edging closer to seeing real, tangible change for the better. The forthcoming white paper will be the next important milestone on this journey and we want to use its publication to continue building the momentum for reform.
Within the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 a number of key sectors have come together to provide effective leadership and support for the successful implementation of local Healthwatch (LHW).
Local authorities have a significant role to play in being proactively supportive of the aims and ambitions
of Local Healthwatch and in being seen to be supportive of it at both a strategic level and at the ‘frontline'.
This briefing details the Healthwatch LGA offer of support and development, and how we will work with authorities to gather and share good practice.
Local authorities are commissioning new local Healthwatch organisations (LHWO) and existing and potential providers are formulating their ideas on what the shape of the new service should be.
This discussion paper considers the impact that Healthwatch should make and how it might need to work in order to succeed.
Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.