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Care providers and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have published this briefing paper for members of care providers' boards. This is aimed at supporting providers to apply the MCA in the right way and to help ensure that the legal rights of those who may lack capacity are upheld and that the individual is at the heart of decision-making.   

Must knows adults: Personalisation

‘Personalisation' is the term used for an approach to personal care and support which treats people as autonomous individuals and responds to their personal needs and wishes.

Must knows adults: Making it real

One of the lessons from the inquiries into abuse and ill treatment at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Winterbourne View assessment and treatment centre is that service providers need to develop more equal partnerships with people who use services and carers. This sort of partnership is often called ‘co-production' .

Evaluation of the peer support and review elements of the TEASC programme

This report presents the findings from research into the peer support and review elements of the Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care (TEASC) programme, undertaken by Shared Intelligence (Si) and commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).


Ageing – the silver lining: The opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government

This sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden.

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Must knows: successfully embedding the Care Act 2014

This revised briefing document for councillors and other senior local leaders provides a number of timely key messages to ensure that councils successfully realise the aspirations of the Care Act in their local change programmes.

Managing demand and delivering differently: responses to the assessment capacity challenge

The demographic and financial context in which the Care Act's reforms are being embedded demands that local authorities are pro-active in transforming their ways of working and business processes, to meet demand and capacity challenges.

Demand management

Combating loneliness

A guide for local authorities