Adult social care: independent review

The Residential Forum makes some specific comments regarding what is said, or sometimes not said, in the Review about care homes in Scotland. Overall there is a lot in the Review that the Residential Forum welcomes, particularly the Human Rights approach. Of concern is that care homes continue to be portrayed as a service ofContinue reading “Adult social care: independent review”

Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe, BMJ, 18 January 2021 We need public and political consensus about long term options Our population is not ageing well. The proportion of older people affected by medium to high disability in England is increasing, but social care cannot meet their needs and seems curiously separate from the NHS. ItContinue reading “Care homes: averting market failure in a post-covid-19 world”

Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)

Published: 24/04/2020 | Author: Evans K Introduction This series of publications explores key issues identified by strategic planners, policy-makers and practitioners. It provides insights into current debates, research findings, practice developments and user experiences to inform the development of the residential children’s care sector. The series will be of particular interest to strategic leaders, commissionersContinue reading “Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)”

Transforming Care – how can progress be improved

ADASS/Home Group Report : Transforming Care – how can progress be improved 02/12/20 It is nine years since the abuse of people with learning disabilities or autism or both at Winterbourne View came to light. This ADASS report, sponsored by Home Group, looks at the challenges in the current Transforming Care system and asks howContinue reading “Transforming Care – how can progress be improved”

Efficient/effective commissioning | “Death by Paperwork”

The Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP), Independent Children’s Home Association (ICHA) and the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) represent over 400 providers of children’s services, meeting the needs of over 17,500 children. A joint survey by the three providers’ organisations in 2012 highlighted faults in local authority procurement ofContinue reading “Efficient/effective commissioning | “Death by Paperwork””

The Commission on Residential Care – Demos

The Commission on Residential Care was formed in July 2013 to explore the future of residential care in its broadest sense – from care homes to extra care villages and supported living, for older and disabled people. Chaired by former Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP and composed of a group of academics, experts andContinue reading “The Commission on Residential Care – Demos”

Reducing Older People’s Need for Care: Exploring risk factors for loss of independence – Executive Summary – Institute of Public Care – Oxford Brookes University

The report proposes, and explores in detail, three risk factor ‘domains’: Social and Psychosocial Domain Long term or Personal Conditions Domain Life Events Domain Risk factors are then further grouped as follows: Modifiable risk factors such as depression or loneliness, where specific support or services can be offered to minimise their impact. Non-modifiable risk factorsContinue reading “Reducing Older People’s Need for Care: Exploring risk factors for loss of independence – Executive Summary – Institute of Public Care – Oxford Brookes University”