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Sector leaders reach consensus on conditions for building engaging and empowering communities
Care leaders have offered a clear way of making sure that community-centred approaches are embedded in health and social care services by setting out principles and actions in Engaging and Empowering Communities: A Shared Commitment and Call to Action. 

It’s co-authored by all national health and care system leaders including The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Coalition for Collaborative Care, Local Government Association, Public Health England, Association of Directors of Public Health, the Department of Health and NHS England.

The report argues for the need to build strong and inclusive communities that can address persistent health and wellbeing inequalities. 

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Two new films on co-producing public services with people who use services and carers
TLAP led one of the opening sub-plenary sessions at the National Children’s and Adults Services (NCAS) conference in Manchester earlier this month. “Co-production: it’s a long term relationship” saw the launch of our two latest films, to a room of over 200 people.

TLAP & Co-production: all about the Ladder of Participation is a short explanation of the different ways people can participate in changing health and care systems. There are seven rungs on the ladder – at the bottom is coercion and at the top is co-production.

TLAP & Co-production: Working on different levels looks at three examples where co-production is enabling change, growth and empowerment at the strategic level, in service development and for individuals.

Many thanks to the National Co-production Advisory Group for leading the films and the session at NCAS.

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News from our partners
Local Authorities urged to make personal budgets dementia friendly
Fewer than a third of people receiving social care support for problems with memory and cognition have a personal budget, despite the government’s aspirations for a person-centred care and support system. Alzheimer’s Society have produced a personal budgets guide of easy and cost-effective actions councils can take to improve the personal budgets process for people with dementia and their carers. 

Personal Budgets for People with Dementia
Report on the Independent Living Survey 2016
The Care Act has come into effect alongside a major organisational change to the way care and support for many disabled people is funded as the Independent Living Fund has now closed. Its once ring-fenced budget has been transferred to local authority control.  A new survey, published by In Control on behalf of the Independent Living Strategy group, presents the findings of an online survey looking at what impact these changes have had on the day-to-day lives of disabled people living in England.

Independent Living Survey 2016
Adult social care funding: 2016 state of the nation report
How are the social care funding pressures manifesting themselves in practical terms and what needs to happen to address those problems? The Local Government Association have published their State of the Nation report for Adult Social Care, including a series of short essays from senior figures from all parts of the care sector offering their personal views and expert perspectives. TLAP’s views on personalisation and people feature on page 29.

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Total transformation – creating a five year forward view for social care
Adult social care will struggle to continue to provide good services that meet rising demand without significant transformation. Scaling up promising models could improve outcomes for individuals – and result in savings for both adult social care and the NHS.

A new paper published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explores the potential for scaling up some of the most promising examples of care and support services, using data from Birmingham City Council, to see what their impact would be on outcomes and costs.

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New resources from NICE and SCIE
Responding to requests from the social care sector for shorter and more accessible information resources, SCIE and NICE have got together to develop a new quick guide format.

Improving oral health for adults in care homes is aimed at care home managers. It provides advice on how to support older people to maintain good oral health and also includes an oral health assessment tool.

Better home care for older people is for people who arrange their own care. The guide explains what they should expect from a home care service and what to do if the service is not good enough.

Transition from children’s to adults’ service resource launched
Multi-agency working to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities preparing for adulthood is a new resource from NICE. It has been developed to support the implementation of the NICE guideline on Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services. The focus is on multi-agency and joint team working; participation and engagement with young people and support beyond 16 and 18 years old.

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Community Catalysts are recruiting
Community Catalysts CIC is a busy, buzzy social enterprise that tries hard to live up to its name. They’re starting a new piece of work in Rotherham in partnership with Rotherham Council and need an energetic, and imaginative person to coordinate things for them.

This project will help enterprising people and community organisations support local people with a learning disability, creating increased choice, new experiences and community connections.

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Upcoming events
Implementing The Care Act 2014: Why Volunteering and Social Action matter
Regional workshops: 22 November, London and  24 November, York

These are the first two in a series of four regional workshops which aim to help local authorities, colleagues in the NHS and their partners in the Voluntary and Community Enterprise sector realise the potential of volunteering  and social action to help deliver the aims and requirements of the Care Act 2014.

The workshop are jointly run by Volunteering Matters, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Local Government Association and the National for Voluntary and Community Action.

Register for the London event
Register for the York event
National Mental Health Providers forum – free webinar on Integrated Personal Commissioning, 12 December
The webinar will outline what Integrated Personal Commissioning [IPC] is and describe the policy context and driving forces within which it sits.  It will also illustrate how IPC relates to other programmes within NHS England, social care and beyond and share examples of the difference IPC has made to people, carers and families. It will be delivered by Rich Watts, Advisor to the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme at NHS England.

Register for the webinar
NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care free webinar – 22 November
The NICE guideline on Social care for older people with multiple long-term conditions recommends that everyone has 'a single, named care coordinator’. The webinar - Just one person: genuine care coordination for older people explores how we can overcome barriers to implementing this recommendation.

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