This paper explores some of the issues around why achieving outcomes based commissioning has been so slow, explains how technology can help and sets out new models of payment that can increase trust, reduce costs and improve quality.
This new report from LGiU and Portman Group presents the findings of our recent survey of English local authorities on their approach to managing the evening and night time economy.
In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws on the last year of […]
In our third and final essay in our series on the future of local government, Ingrid Koehler reviews the adult social care crisis and makes the case for a shared local and national response.
Care is being purchased across England at prices that are simply not economically sustainable. In Paying for It, we look at the human side of a care market on the brink of failure with stories from across the care system. And we look at why care is priced so low and how people in the […]
This report outlines the work LGiU has completed recently in outcomes based commissioning for home care, introduces CoCare the app which supports outcomes based commissioning and summarises a March roundtable hosted by LGiU.
One year on from the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, our report card looks at the 11 recommendations from the report and the state of home care at the moment.
This practical guide to developing contingency and continuity plans in order to deal with the interruption or failure of social care providers, was developed on behalf of ADASS, the Department of Health and the LGA.
This is the final report of the inquiry by the County APPG that looked at health and social care integration. The report was produced by the LGiU and the County Councils Network (CCN).
A valued, well-paid, well-trained work force is essential to good care. This report outlines why we don’t have that now and what we can do to get it.