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- 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.
- A Problem Shared: Making best use of resources in adult social care summary report
This is a brief summary of the full report "A Problem Shared: Making the best use of resources in adult social care".
- A Problem Shared: Making best use of resources in adult social care
"A Problem Shared: Making best use of resources in adult social care" reports and accompanying toolkit aim to help political and managerial leadership in councils tackle their responsibilities for delivering and developing care services by making best use of available resources to promote personalisation in a difficult and challenging context. The "A Problem Shared" report was commissioned by the Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP) and the Local Government Association's Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care Programme (TEASC).
- Individual Service Funds
New tools are now available to help home care providers personalise their services. TLAP partners, United Kingdom Home Care Association and In Control, have worked with HSA to launch new material on how Individual Service Funds can help local commissioners and home care providers rise to the personalisation challenge.