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- Chief social worker for children named
Posted on: 17/05/2013A former practitioner who helped to transform children's services in Hackney by introducing a new approach to structuring teams has been named chief social worker for children in England by the Department for Education.
- True integration involves the NHS, local councils and families
Posted on: 15/05/2013Norman Lamb, Care and Support Minister and Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK writing in the Guardian. Families are the biggest providers of care, yet carers can find themselves cut out of decision-making and bounced between different bureaucracies
- The New Social Care: strengths-based approaches
Posted on: 15/05/2013The Royal Society of Arts has published The New Social Care: strengths-based approaches, edited by TLAP co-Chair and Shared Lives Plus CEO Alex Fox.
- Health and social care fully joined-up by 2018
Posted on: 14/05/2013An end to people passed around the health and social care system thanks to uncoordinated services will follow plans unveiled by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb today.
- Government publishes Care Bill
Posted on: 10/05/2013Published today, the Care Bill introduces legislation to provide protection and support to the people who need it most and to take forward elements of the government's initial response to the Francis Inquiry.
- How social workers can make personal budgets work for people with dementia
Posted on: 09/05/2013There isn't a tradition of support planning with older people, which is a challenge for social workers, says Martin Routledge, operations manager at In Control, who is leading on Think Local Act Personal's review on improving personal budgets for older people.
- Social care chiefs fear system faces collapse, survey shows
Posted on: 08/05/2013More older people and citizens with disabilities will be denied state-funded care support over the next two years as local authority finances continue to take a battering from funding cuts, social care chiefs have warned.
- Queen's speech: Social care reform announced
Posted on: 08/05/2013New legislation to put in place a £72,000 cap on social care costs and a set of wide-ranging reforms to councils' care services has been announced in the Queen's speech.
- Making it real - celebrating first anniversary with new support tools
Posted on: 02/05/2013Three tools launched today - Making it Real for Carers, Making it Real for People with Dementia and Whose Shoes?® - Making it Real include practical examples of what organisations are doing to transform their services. The tools were developed in partnership with the people who use them and will help people to understand and engage in the personalisation of the care and support agenda.
- Webinar - Sharing effective practice in maximising uptake of direct payments
Posted on: 25/04/2013Following recent workshops led by Disability Rights UK we are pleased to announce a series of webinars sharing effective practice in maximising uptake of direct payments. The webinars will include key strategies, national examples and the experience of direct payment leads from every region.