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New Building Community Capacity content on the TLAP website

There is a new report “People, places and possibilities: Progress on Local Area Coordination in England and Wales”, which looks at the progress made in implementing local area coordination in England and Wales between 2012 and 2015.

Also a couple of videos to point out.

Firstly a fantastic film from Sense UK, which looks at how personalisation has worked for a group of people who have sensory impairments with additional learning and other associated disabilities.

Also, there is a video from Doncaster Social Prescribing. It’s the story of Joan and her dog Badger and shows how a personalisation programme set up by Joan’s social worker helped her regain control of her life, after some mental and physical health problems had set her back and prevented her from doing things she enjoyed as well as day-to-day tasks.

BCC resources of additional interest (bottom of the page)

Supporting CCGs and HWBs to support integrated personal commissioning and collaborative care

We have added a new resource to our library.

“Supporting Clinical Commissioning Group’s and Health and Wellbeing Board’s to support integrated personal commissioning and collaborative care”; is a report commissioned by NHS England and produced by Shared Lives in association with TLAP.

It takes a look at ideas and practices that are well established in social care and community development circles, but less well known in the health sector and NHS commissioning.

Resource Overview – Supporting CCGs and HWBs to support integrated personal commissioning and collaborative care

Making it Real go to University – Tanya Moore

“We think people on the receiving end of services know what makes a great worker and we want them to influence the way social and healthcare workers develop as professionals”.

University of Hertfordshire Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Tanya Moore, takes a look at how the University are co-producing the design of their course modules.

Tanya’s blog

What co-production means to me

“We are now beginning to understand that we need to be involved from the start in all the discussions and decision making, we need to take some of the responsibility if it is possible”.

Another blog to flag is this one from Sally Percival, who is Co-chair of the TLAP National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG). She has written a thought provoking piece about co-production and how it has had a positive impact on her life.

Read Sally’s blog

Health and care transformation blog

“Let’s look in the first instance at how direct payments may or may not be improving people’s lives in a particular area of the country”.

Tony Hunter, SCIE’s CEO looks at what changes could be made to transforming the health sector and how this could go about happening.

Read Tony’s blog

TLAP events

Bringing the Care Act to life: Assessment, Care and Support Planning and Review event on 9th and 26th November.

-This is a very practical and interactive event to explore and share learning on how councils are delivering what the Care Act expects in relation to care and support planning and review.

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) learning sets event on 11th November and 12th January

-This is a half day event to establish Individual Service Fund learning sets at national, regional or local levels.

-Up to six learning sets will be established with ongoing support from TLAP and the Centre for Welfare Reform.

TLAP events

NHS webinar

The NHS England Personal Health Budget Delivery Team are running an introductory webinar aimed at anyone new to personal health budgets on 22nd September.

NHS webinar

Kings Fund

Kings Fund is hosting the integrated care summit on 13th October. This event provides a key opportunity to hear from local areas on the journey towards more systemic and integrated approaches to improving population health.

Kings Fund summit

Personal Social Services: Expenditure and Unit Costs, England – 2014-15

This is a summary that provides information about the money spent on adult social care by the social services departments of Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England.

Personal Social Services summary


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