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Top tips and key actions for successful collaborative partnership working across mental health services

These top tips, and key actions, have been co-developed to support effective collaborative partnership working in the planning and delivery of community mental health services. They recognise that every heath and care system will experience challenges in relation to partnership working given the statutory and cultural differences of organisations working across the mental health pathways and that there will be different arrangements to frame local partnership working, including for example a Section 75 agreement.

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Ordinary residence guide for Care Act and Mental Health Act responsibilities

Ordinary residence guide: Determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This guide is aimed at supporting local authorities and other organisations with the task of determining ordinary residence and applying the concepts of ordinary residence.

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The Care Act 2014 and unpaid carers: A handy summary

A summary of the key principles of the Care Act 2014, setting out the universal and specific duties for councils in supporting unpaid carers.

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Establishing modern slavery risk assessment and due diligence in adult social care – a commissioning officer’s guide

This guide is aimed at commissioning officers and managers within local authority adult social care teams.

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Safeguarding roles and responsibilities: Safeguarding is everybody’s business

This guide is aimed at people who are not adult safeguarding specialists but want to grow their understanding and knowledge about safeguarding adults.

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Top tips for CQC assurance preparation

These nine top tips reflect the focus of activity that Partners in Care and Health believe will help all councils to maximise their preparation in the coming three months of 2023.

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Strategic collaborative planning and commissioning – a guide

This guide aims to provide an overview of four key enablers that support health and social care systems to collaboratively plan and commission effective support, at a strategic level.

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Survey of confidence in adult social care reform

The results of the LGA's survey with council lead members for adult social care, assessing their levels of confidence in the upcoming adult social care reforms.

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Care and support and homelessness: Top tips on the role of adult social care

These top tips, developed as part of the LGA and ADASS’s work with the Shared Outcomes Fund, seeks to support directors of adult social services and their teams, focusing on the role of social care in supporting people experiencing and recovering from homelessness.

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