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[PUBLICATIONS] Good assessment: Practitioners’ Handbook (2014)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: December 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Good practice in assessment is an essential part of effective social care. This handbook sets out the law, policy, evidence and theory that underpins good assessment. It helps assessors and organisations to improv

[PUBLICATIONS] Good decision making: Practitioners' Handbook (2013)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This handbook sets out the evidence relating to decision-making in adult social care and provides a range of tools to support individuals and groups to explore their own decision-making. Aimed at: All social care

[PUBLICATIONS] Making Decisions on Capacity and Best Interests: Strategic Briefing (2013)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. It’s estimated that as many as two million adults in England and Wales lack the mental capacity to make decisions on a daily basis. Consequently, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) lies at the core of many d

[PUBLICATIONS] Maintaining safe, effective and quality with reducing resources: Key Issue (2012)

Key Issues
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Commissioners and purchasers of care and support today face the double bind of reducing resources and increasing demand. Maintaining safe, effective and high quality services in these circumstances is the major co

[PUBLICATIONS] What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide (2013)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury are unable to make decision

[PUBLICATIONS] Working with people who self-neglect: Practice Tool (updated 2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This Practice Tool, written by Professor Suzy Braye, Dr David Orr and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, draws on their latest research, which was commissioned by the Department of Health and involved interviewing s

[PUBLICATIONS] Enablement in dementia: Key Issue (2015)

Key Issues
Published: January 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. The idea that it’s possible to ‘live well’ with dementia is really quite radical. There is a popular assumption that the condition will lead to a total shutdown of the self, with increased depend

[PUBLICATIONS] Involving and engaging people with dementia: Practice Tool (2015)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2015

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Following on from our successful workshop, this Practice Tool, written by Innovations in Dementia, provides practical methods and background information to help you think about the involvement of people with demen

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

Leaders' Briefings
Published: October 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

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

Leaders' Briefings
Published: September 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 experi
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