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Carers strategy: second national action plan 2014-16

This update to the national carers strategy provides an overview of achievements since the last update in 2010 and sets out key action for the next two years. Major progress in identifying and supporting carers is being brought about by the Care Act and the Children and Families Act. The update encourages local areas to refresh their local carer strategies to ensure all partners are signed up to the latest developments.

This briefing will be of interest to councillors and officers in councils with adult social care responsibilities.

Health, public health and social care round up: October 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in October
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health reform and practice
• health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: September 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:

* major developments in September

* health and social care reform and finance

* public health

* health and social care quality and practice.

A vision for care fit for the twenty-first century: Commission on Residential Care

The Commission on Residential Care describes how ‘residential care’ can shift from being a service that most people dread, to one that helps people live the lives they want. It makes recommendations for national and local government, the NHS and other partners. Core to this is a proposal to separate the elements of ‘care’ and ‘housing’ in assessment, commissioning, provision and regulation.

This briefing will be of interest to councillors and officers in councils with adult social care responsibilities, and to all those who seek to improve social care services in their areas.

Barker Commission: A threat to social care?

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Yesterday the Barker Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care was launched at the King’s Fund.  I can only commend the commissioners’ willingness to tackle some really tough issues. We know that care is in a perilous state. …

Health, public health and social care round up: August 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in August
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Public Accounts Committee – adult social care in England

This report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) identifies the challenges facing adult social care in undertaking massive reforms at the time of severely constrained budgets. It makes a number of recommendations including:
• the need for the Department for Work and Pensions to work more closely with other departments.
• a more realistic timetable for implementing the Care Act and Better Care Fund.

This briefing is of interest to councils involved in the commissioning and provision of adult social care.

Health, public health and social care round up: July 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in July
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health
• health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: June 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in June
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: May 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in May
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.