Resources to help workforce aspects of commissioning
A range of market development resources developed by the National Market Forum with Think Local Act Personal.
Other linked TLAP projects
- Conclusion and publication of the market dynamics and workforce metrics research with Skills for Care explores patterns in retention, price and quality in homecare.
- Continuation of work underway with the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme to model and demonstrate a response to the Winterbourne challenge.
Workforce issues were discussed at an event organised by Skills for Care, LGA and ADASS In October 2019. The content might be useful to any commissioners considering workforce issues.
The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) is an online data collection service that covers the adult social care workforce in England. It was previously known as the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). It's the leading source of workforce information for the whole adult social care sector. Social care employers open accounts and enter worker information into the ASC-WDS. Users can download key reports and access a data visualisation tool. Councils can analyse the adult social care workforce at local authority level.
Care Act guidance on market shaping
Department of Health guidance for adult social care market shaping
Social care provider resilience during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners
Shared guidance to local authority commissioners from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA).
Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework
The Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework 2018 is a practical tool for council and NHS commissioners to support improving outcomes through integrated commissioning.