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- ADASS welcome 2nd National Personal Budget survey
Posted on: 22/05/2013ADASS PRESIDENT SANDIE Keene has praised adult social services departments for the `important strides' they have taken towards widening and improving the spread of personal budgets to older and disabled people.
- 2nd National Personal Budget Survey
Posted on: 22/05/2013The 2nd National Personal Budget Survey recorded the views of over 3,300 people who use personal budgets (PBs) in social care and their carers; it found positive results for people who have taken up PBs.
- Community Care Live 2013 - #cclive13
Posted on: 21/05/2013In its 17th year, Community Care Live 2013 is a free-of-charge event for all qualified social work professionals. You can hear representatives from TLAP speak at the sessions below and follow the latest conference updates on twitter (#cclive13).
- 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.