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Innovation. Influence. Information.
Many councils are grappling with how to ensure their services promote better outcomes for their local communities, and nowhere is this more true than adult social care.
Although outcomes are generally acknowledged to be the future of commissioning (recent LGiU research showed that over 90% of councils regard outcome-based commissioning as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ in social care in future), the path towards a truly outcome-focused approach has been fraught with difficulty.
In partnership with leading social care provider Mears, the LGiU has undertaken research with over 200 officers and elected members working in social care to investigate current commissioning practice in domiciliary care. Some of the key findings include:
The research culminated in our 2012 report Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care, which was succeeded by a programme of six regional roundtables. In 2013, the LGiU will be holding a social care network with expert practitioners to develop further briefings on this subject.
Lead contact: Lauren Lucas - email@example.com
This project is supported by Mears Group