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.
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' .
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.