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The Health Services Management Centre and Middlesex University London have published a compendium of approaches and tools for organisational change within adult social care. Funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research, the compendium is the result of a 18 month project exploring evidence and practice experience of achieving…
The National Care Forum (NCF) together with The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) have launched a volunteer management toolkit this week. The toolkit complements existing resources by addressing key questions raised by frontline service managers: Where and how can we find volunteers with the right skills and values? What support…
Many paid staff in carers centres, condition specific organisations and statutory bodies support carers negotiating with ‘the system’. However, competing demands and conflicts of interest can limit the scope of how much a paid worker can represent a carer. With these issues in mind, Carers UK have developed this worker’s…
At IRISS we believe that innovation is not a practice reserved for ‘the creative’ or ‘the experts’ and that people innovate all the time. We focus on how to blend and adapt ideas to support social innovation and on how we need to accept risk and failure as central components…
Young people say social care professionals must be consistent, trustworthy and supportive, new research by Action for Children reveals today. Action for Children spoke to young people in care and based on what they said created a free toolkit for professionals to help develop their emotional resilience. This helps young…
The LGA has partnered with NHS England, The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), Monitor, NHS Confederation and the Department of Health (DH) to deliver a programme of work carried out by Integrating Care and PPL. The toolkit enables Health…
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