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Providing Councillors, Trustees, Elected Members and Directors with a broad overview and succinct headline messages to support evidence-informed decision-making on service and budget design.

    Embedding human rights in adult social care: Leaders' Briefing (2017)

    Published: Jun 2017

    Embedding human rights in adult social care: Leaders' Briefing (2017)

    Whilst public authorities have a legal duty to protect the rights of individuals, human rights considerations are also relevant to the ethical practice of all providers of health and social care.

    This briefing examines a human rights approach in adult social care, including how organisational policy can help to embed human rights in practice.

    Aimed at: Strategic leaders, Directors, Councillors, Trustees and senior managers.

    Number of pages: 24
    Preview available
    Product code: AD-LBR-005
    Enabling social care to thrive in an integrated environment: Leaders' Briefing (2016)

    Published: Oct 2016

    Enabling social care to thrive in an integrated environment: Leaders' Briefing (2016)

    The Care Act 2014 promotes the need for integration across health and social care, as well as wider partnerships. This briefing looks at the progress made so far and some of the challenges that are being faced. Although many local authorities and NHS providers have begun work on this, it is clear that overcoming current challenges will not be a quick or simple task. This briefing is designed to enable leaders to understand the barriers, review existing models, and rethink how integration can work in their local area to support effective service delivery.

    Aimed at: Senior leaders responsible for safeguarding services, practitioners who want to understand the broader picture and elected members (councillors) responsible for Adults’ Services.

    Number of pages: 20
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-LBR-004
    Involving people in safeguarding adults: Leaders' Briefing (2016)

    Published: Jun 2016

    Involving people in safeguarding adults: Leaders' Briefing (2016)

    The Care Act 2014 makes it clear that involving people in adult safeguarding is expected at a number of levels. This Leaders' Briefing outlines policy expectations and evidence to support progress across the four following areas:
    • Involving people in their own safeguarding.
    • Obtaining feedback from people who have experienced safeguarding.
    • Providing good information and advice on safeguarding.
    • Involving communities in the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board.
    Aimed at: Directors, assistant directors, safeguarding leads, councillors, members of the Safeguarding Adults Board, Making Safeguarding Personal leads.

    Number of pages: 20
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-LBR-003
    Safeguarding in light of the Care Act: Leaders' Briefing (2015)

    Published: Sep 2015

    Safeguarding in light of the Care Act: Leaders' Briefing (2015)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    The Care Act has altered the way we need to structure and provide safeguarding for adults. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot looks at the key changes and implications for strategy and practice, and shares the experiences of local authorities who are leading the way in forging effective multi-agency partnerships. He identifies key actions to take to support Making Safeguarding Personal and how to incorporate new areas of practice into safeguarding - including self-neglect, domestic abuse and modern slavery.

    Aimed at: Senior leaders responsible for safeguarding services, practitioners who want to understand the broader picture and elected members (councillors) responsible for Adult Services.

    Number of pages: 24
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-LBR-002
    Resource allocation: Leaders’ Briefing (2015)

    Published: Mar 2015

    Resource allocation: Leaders’ Briefing (2015)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    With the change to eligibility criteria under the Care Act, local authorities are reconsidering how they approach resource allocation. This briefing assesses the evidence regarding Resource Allocation Systems (RAS) and alternatives such as ready reckoners, looking at the advantages and challenges of different approaches. It explores the changes to resource allocation under the Care Act and makes recommendations regarding accuracy and transparency.

    Aimed at: Senior leaders and elected members working within Adult Services.

    Number of pages: 16
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-LBR-001
    Maximising independence for people with dementia: Councillors’ Briefing (2015)

    Published: Jan 2015

    Maximising independence for people with dementia: Councillors’ Briefing (2015)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    Drawing on the latest research and using examples from best practice, this Councillors’ Briefing provides practical steps and advice on how councils can improve services and build community capacity to enable people with dementia to maximise their independence.

    Aimed at: Councillors.

    Number of pages: 12
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-CBR-008
    Prevention in adult social care: Councillors’ Briefing (2014)

    Published: Jan 2014

    Prevention in adult social care: Councillors’ Briefing (2014)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    This briefing aims to provide all councillors, as well as Lead Members responsible for adult social care, with an overview of the evidence about prevention. It draws together research, policy and people’s views to help support evidence-informed arguments about the provision of adult social care in your area.

    Aimed at: Councillors and Lead Members.

    Number of pages: 12
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-CBR-006
    Self-Directed Support: Councillor's Briefing (2010)

    Published: 2010

    Self-Directed Support: Councillor's Briefing (2010)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    This briefing explains the principles and key issues surrounding self-directed support in the context of the personalisation agenda.

    It draws on lessons from the In-Control pilots, and includes summaries of evaluations of individual budgets. It sets out the scope for increased well-being and highlights barriers, including the integration of funding streams and limited engagement between central and local government agencies.

    Aimed at: Councillors.

    Number of pages: 5
    Product code: AD-CBR-002
    Leading the Change to Self-Directed Support: Councillor's Briefing (2010)

    Published: 2010

    Leading the Change to Self-Directed Support: Councillor's Briefing (2010)

    Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

    Building on Councillors Briefing 2, this provides an update on the progress of implementing personalisation in adult social care on a national level.

    It draws on theories of leading change management from various sources, and encourages councillors to build relationships around shared values, ensuring participation from stakeholders across the community.

    Aimed at: Councillors.

    Number of pages: 12
    Preview available.
    Product code: AD-CBR-004