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- Leadership of Empowered and Healthy Communities programme
Following the outstanding success of last year's programme we are delighted to announce that we will be running a second cohort of the acclaimed Leadership of Empowered and Health Communities programme. The innovative programme explores how senior leaders can grow and nurture local social capital in order to build stronger communities and improve health and wellbeing.
- Paths to Personalisation in Mental Health
Joint Guide to support personalisation in mental health services The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) has published Paths to Personalisation in Mental Health. Paths to Personalisation is a practical guide - endorsed by TLAP - to help make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs.
- Requesting proposals for personal health budgets and people with learning disabilities project
On behalf of the Department of Health, we are looking to demonstrate how the NHS, councils and providers of services can make use of personal health budgets to develop individual support arrangements that enable people with learning disabilities with health needs to remain living with their families or close to home. This request for proposals document outlines the requirements of the project and invites bids to chelsea.
- Self-assessment toolkit - Optional Tool 3: Useful resources and guidance
This list of useful resources and guidance is designed to support the use of the self-assessment tool. It focuses on publications, guidance and tools that have been produced in the UK since 2009.
- Self-assessment toolkit - Optional Tool 2: Relevant nationally-available metrics
This optional tool lists metrics that are currently collected nationally, and that councils may choose to use when completing their self-assessments. However, it is acknowledged that better indicators and a stronger evidence base are needed to assess the value for money of adult social care services.
- Self-assessment toolkit - Optional Tool 1: What Good Looks Like
This optional tool describes "What Good Looks Like", based on recent research, guidance and case studies from across England. Councils can choose to refer to these descriptors when completing their self-assessment tool.
- Self-assessment toolkit: Use of resources information template
This information template will help councils assemble the important data and background information they need before getting started with the self-assessment process.
- Self-assessment toolkit: Self-assessment tool
This self-assessment tool is broadly based on the framework provided by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), "How to Make the Best Use of Reducing Resources: A whole system approach". It can be used on its own, or with the other optional tools in this toolkit.
- Self-assessment toolkit: Guide to the self-assessment toolkit
This guide explains how to use the self-assessment tool and the other optional tools, which include the descriptors of "What good looks like", examples of "Relevant nationally-available metrics", and other "Useful resources and guidance". We know that many councils are carrying out wide-ranging reviews of all departments including adult social care.
- A Problem Shared: Progress in delivering budget savings in adult social care 2007/8 - 2011/12
This report presents and analyses national data on how councils have spent their budgets in Adult Social Care over the last four years - and especially during the period since the 2010 Spending Review. It compares changes in expenditure with changes in activity, costs and income over the same period.