Tagged: social care

Using the national minimum data set for social care

The nature of social care is changing with increasing numbers of people employing their own care and support staff through direct payments from local authorities or other sources of funding. The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is … Read more → – Using the national minimum data set for social care

Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

New approaches are being implemented to improve the co-ordination, and quality, of care for people approaching the end of life. As recommended in the End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008), EPaCCS (formerly known as Locality Registers) were piloted in … Read more → – Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

My Support Broker is a peer support brokerage service based on a social franchise model. Disabled, older people and their supporters are trained and accredited as peer brokers to help others to plan, find and manage their own care and … Read more → – Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the national charity charged with providing rigorous information and evidence to drive up the quality of social care services, is actively developing a website that provides high quality support to citizens making care … Read more → – A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

Homecare monitoring tracks visits from staff

Homecare monitoring uses telephones, mobile phones or similar data collection methods to track the times of visits by homecare staff. The service is well proven with eight companies approved to supply to Local Authorities via ESPO Framework 394/12. Currently over … Read more → – Homecare monitoring tracks visits from staff

Building on the principles of self-directed suppport

Your Way is a new way of working built around the principles of self-directed support. It is both an approach to support and a business model for providing services to individuals under personalisation. It is: A replicable business model for … Read more → – Building on the principles of self-directed suppport

A knowledge hub for housing

The Housing LIN (Learning & Improvement Network) is the leading ‘knowledge hub’ for a growing network of 5,700 housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing, care and support services … Read more → – A knowledge hub for housing

Bristol care homes use barcode medication systems to transform safety and save the NHS money

Medication safety systems have been transformed in a number of Bristol care homes with introduction of pioneering barcode technology, due to an innovative collaboration between NHS Bristol, Pharmacy Plus and the care home sector. National research suggests 52% of care … Read more → – Bristol care homes use barcode medication systems to transform safety and save the NHS money