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Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.These practical tools support organisations to deliver good assessment, develop good assessors, ensure the right support for assessment and think through the implications of delegating assessments to other parties.
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 improve
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 p
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This Key Issue explores the meaning of social capital and its potential to utilise untapped resources – particularly relevant in times of budget cuts.
The Key Issue places community capacity in the policy contex
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User-led organisations are becoming increasingly important in adult social care. This guide provides a summary of what a user-led organisation is, what they do and how you can get the most out of them. Aimed at: A
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
Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.This accessible guide provides a jargon-free explanation of ‘community capacity’ for a general audience. It explains the move from a world where many aspects of your community were the council’s responsibilit
Adults with learning disabilities aspire to have intimate relationships as most people do, yet often describe feeling lonely. Practice has traditionally focused on ‘keeping people safe’ by limiting rather than encouraging relationships. This briefing focuses on how pr
When working with people and their families at the end of their life it is important that we work in a way that enables people to have the best possible experience of death. Practitioners can feel uncertain about what constitutes best practice and may need support to have positiv
People with learning disabilities or autism have consistently poorer outcomes in areas such as health, life expectancy and quality of life. What kind of social care systems can help to even out these inequalities so that people with learning disabilities can live good lives? This