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As the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announces a £200 million fund for the technological transformation of NHS trusts, Senior TLAP Policy Advisor Tim Parkin  takes the time to reflect on  technology in social care. In his blog Talking about a revolution:technology and social care, he warns against the  'unintended consequences' if it replaces personalised care and support. 

Unlocking capacity: smarter together
A new digital resource promoting good quality, person-centred care through collaborative working across health and adult social care is out. The resource - Unlocking capacity: smarter together - aims to inspire local system leaders on their journey of collaborative working.

TLAP was one of the contributing partners as part of the Shared Commitment to deliver Quality Matters.

Review the Unlocking capacity smarter together digital resource
Watch the accompanying film
Grapevine Connecting for Good
Frustrated by the ineffectiveness of traditional service models and the cuts in public services, Grapevine Connecting for Good have searched for new solutions to support people. They have been running social movement inspired approaches since 2015 to help people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage to build better lives. 

Read Grapevine Connecting for Good movement
Download and submit your own innovation
People’s time is not a bottomless pit, invest in developing it
In Alex Fox and Clive Miller’s most recent how-to guide for creating an asset-based area, they look at the tangible and monetary gains from investing in community social action and offer some tips for making it happen.

Read How Asset-Based Areas invest in social action
Civil Society Strategy
The government has issued a strategy which sets out how it will work with and support civil society in the years to come, so that together we can build a country that works for everyone. It is intended as the beginning of an ambitious and evolving work programme.

Read the strategy
Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities recruiting now – closing date 14 Sep 2018
Do you feel you have the necessary skills to lead a movement for change in your workplace and community?

If you are a senior leader, or clinician working across health and social care and beyond and want to grow and nurture capacity in local communities then join the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities course run by Coalition for Collaborative Care.

Please email if you would like to find out more.

More info & book for Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities
Self-directed Support - Past, Present and Future - 20th September, London
There are a few remaining places at the next self-directed support forum which we are jointly hosting with the London Self-directed Support Forum.


Book for self-directed support event
Risk register for state-funded homecare
Concerns have been growing over the stability of the state-funded homecare sector, with reports of providers handing back contracts to local authorities.

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) produced a report looking at these risks and offer detailed recommendations. The third highest ‘risk’ highlighted is lack of Local Authority and provider engagement.

TLAP has previously outlined a protocol to enable more productive local market relations in our report ‘Stronger partnerships for better outcomes’.

Read the UKHCA report - A risk register for state-funded homecare
Stronger Partnerships for Better Outcomes: A protocol for market relations
TLAP's Care Markets and Quality Forum info & sign up
LGA Green Paper Consultation – deadline 26 - September
 The LGA has prepared its own green paper on social care and is encouraging people and community groups to take part in its major national consultation into how to pay for adult social care and support. EASY READ

Complete the Green Paper consultation survey
Easy Read version of Green Paper report
Latest reports
Supporting people with learning disabilities/autism when they leave hospital
Getting out of hospital is important and so is having a good life in the community and not needing to return. Community Catalysts focused on this when they ran the So What, What Next? project for the LGA, in partnership with the Black Country Transforming Care Partnership. Eight people with experience of hospital life share their story and these are published in a report.

Read So What, What Next? project report and Easy Read version
The role of Ambulance Trusts in respecting people’s end-of-life wishes
Compassion in Dying has revealed a postcode lottery in Ambulance Trusts’ approaches to advance care plans. Their report proposes several recommendations and offers support to Ambulance Trusts to help ensure that the end-of-life wishes of patients can be known about and followed.

Read the Compassion in Dying report
Do you want to help decide priorities for health research?
We all expect our healthcare to be safe, but sometimes mistakes can happen that may put patients at unnecessary risk.

You can take part in a survey to rank priorities for research to help make care safer for adults with complex health needs.

The survey is being run by the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, in partnership with the James Lind Alliance. It is open to patients, carers, healthcare staff and the public. Deadline: 15th October 2018.

Complete the safer care survey
UK Research and Innovation launches new Mental Health Networks
Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions that include social isolation and the value of community assets. TLAP are pleased to be one of the partners. 

Read about the new mental health networks
A good read
Is commissioning an “ethics free-zone”?
There is a ‘daunting charge list’ against those who commission services in these difficult times with weak contracting, poor regulation and wholescale collapse not uncommon practice.  But how much attention has been given to the ethics of decision making? Bob Hudson argues the case for ethical commissioning in adult social care and how it should be part of a wider strategy affecting every aspect of public life.

Read Bob Hudson's article in the Guardian
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