Caring for People January Update

Thanks for your interest in our 2016 LGiU Caring for People theme. We want to build an online community of people who are working on developing better ways to manage and deliver care in local areas to help shape our work in the coming year.

Our focus in the past has been on better commissioning of care and something that we’re planning to stay focused on in 2016. Our current efforts are in the development of a digital tool CoCare to develop better ways of measuring and managing outcomes to improve the way that home care is commissioned.

Another area of interest is how care can be funded and financed by individuals and the state.

But we’re really interested in what you think:

  1. What do you think are the key challenges in Caring for People in 2016?
  2. If you could focus a lot of great thinkers on one area that would make a big difference what would that be?
  3. How would you like to be involved in developing this theme?
  4. Do you have a story to share about innovations in Caring for People? We’d love to hear about them.

What we’ve been up to:

  • LGiU and our CoCare partners have been contacting councils who are interested in working as development partners in CoCare.
  • In December we published our home care scorecard, tracking how far the recommendations of Key to Care:
  • We’ve been meeting with key stakeholders like NCVO, the International Longevity Centre and dotEveryone.
  • Planning a March roundtable on outcomes based commissioning and introducing CoCare.

Our recent Caring for People briefings: Available to LGiU members only

The LGiU is majoring on five policy themes in 2016. This is the January roundup for Caring for People.  You can also sign up for updates from our other themes.