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Use of resources Adult Social Care

Use of resources: How do you know you are making the best use of scarce resources?

Leading changes to the way services are developed and delivered.

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern COVER

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to support effective outcomes

The purpose of this framework is to offer support in making decisions about safeguarding concerns. It offers a framework to support practice, recording and reporting, in order to impact positively on outcomes for people and on the level of accountability for those outcomes.

Adult social care green paper front cover

The lives we want to lead | Consultation response analysis

The main green paper consultation launched on 31 July 2018 and closed in early October 2018. It posed a series of 30 questions across five main themes:

Supporting carers: guidance and case studies COVER

Supporting carers: guidance and case studies

This publication demonstrates current examples of how councils support adult and young carers locally in a range of different ways from respite breaks to discount cards to tailored information and advice.

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).

Social Care Digital Innovation Programme 2019-2021 COVER

Social Care Digital Innovation Programme 2019-2021 Prospectus

The LGA in collaboration with NHS Digital is grant funding digital innovation in social care, with projects ranging from new assistive technology to data analytics to predict demand. Apply now for the third wave of the programme – deadline to apply is 7 March 2019.

Social care and obesity COVER

Social care and obesity

Obesity places high demands on social care and exerts significant pressures on costs and resources, yet it is often overlooked.

Sector led improvement: supporting councils to manage and mitigate risk in adult social care COVER

Sector led improvement: supporting councils to manage and mitigate risk in adult social care - our offer of support 2018/19

From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, we are offering a free, externally facilitated offer to any director of adult social services of up to 1.5 days support per council to complement the risk self-assessment process.

Birmingham case study on reshaping the market for extra care sheltered housing and supported living COVER

Reshaping the market for extra care sheltered housing and supported living

Birmingham City Council has invested in developing good relationships with supported housing providers which have resulted in progressive conversations about meeting needs differently. This forms part of our adult social care markets and commissioning resource.

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Many councils will already have made significant progress in developing systems to support and protect people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and this note is therefore intended to assist them by providing a point of cross-reference. It will also assist the NHS, community and voluntary sector and other partner agencies to understand the role and contribution of local government in supporting vulnerable people. This guidance is correct as of 3 April 2020.