Social care

It is estimated that within 20 years, the number of over 85s will double, and the number of people living with life-long disabilities is likely to grow too. People want to see higher quality care, with choice and control over the services they use. With the mixture of greater expectation and greater demand on services, we are acting to improve the system.

Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

From 1 April 2013, responsibility for the ongoing development and support programme for health and wellbeing boards will be transferred from the Department of Health to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA has been working with the Department to … Read more → – Ongoing support for health and wellbeing boards post-April 2013

Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

The Local Government Association and the Department of Health have jointly published a document to help local Healthwatch audiences understand the legal requirements that have been set out in regulations. DH and LGA appreciate the advice and support provided by … Read more → – Local Healthwatch Regulations Explained

Local Authorities – Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Regulations

The Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013 have now been published (see link below). The publication of these regulations provide a step forward in enabling local authorities to finalise local preparations for health … Read more → – Local Authorities – Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Regulations

Charities join forces in push for greater people power in local health and care services

Four leading national charities have joined forces today to encourage more people and communities to get involved and have a say on how health and social care services are run in their area. CSV, Regional Voices, NAVCA and National Voices … Read more → – Charities join forces in push for greater people power in local health and care services

New resources on Healthwatch and LINks published

The LGA have published a series of resources for local Healthwatch and LINks members. The resources cover a range of topics including: How do we make the organisational memory of LINks is carried forward? Knowledge and skills and competencies for … Read more → – New resources on Healthwatch and LINks published