Social care

The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.

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Guidance and toolkit for vulnerable adult interventions

The Building Partnerships, Staying Safe provides guidance and a toolkit for both healthcare organisations and frontline healthcare workers working with providing support and interventions for vulnerable individuals. The Building Partnerships, … Read more → – Guidance and toolkit for vulnerable adult interventions

NHS whistleblowing helpline to be extended to social care staff

The whistle-blowing helpline for NHS staff is being extended to staff and employers in the social care sector from 1 January. There is also a new number for the service, … Read more → – NHS whistleblowing helpline to be extended to social care staff

Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve … Read more → – Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

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In a video message, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. He explains the discussions that took place from 15 September … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Telehealth trial shows early success

The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme is the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare anywhere in the world.  It was set up in 2008 to look at the … Read more → – Telehealth trial shows early success

Developing a transformed care and support system

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David Behan – Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships gives a video blog update on the progress made during the engagement the DH has been running in … Read more → – Developing a transformed care and support system