Social care news and update links
You may wish to use the following links to find further information, publications and the latest news on Personalisation, Self-Directed Support and Transforming Adult Social Care. The links below are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the news sources that may be available to you.
The Audit Commission works with local authorities and their partners to improve services for local people. This page enables you to sign up for their RSS (automatic updates) for Local Government and Health updates.
The Care Quality Commission are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
Communitycare are an online news / magazine service providing community care news, stories, blogs and other resources.
This is a link to the general Department of Health news page - note the news is not only about personalisation but about health and social care generally.
The Department of Health's Social Care Bulletin is an online resource with news, information and conversations about Social Care matters.
Link to the Guardian.co.uk news pages on social care.
Link to the Hampshire County council Adult Services home page which has a social care news in Hampshire feature.
Although not news, from time to time Hampshire County Council consults on a range of issues, in addition to but including Social Care, that may affect the residents and businesses in Hampshire.
The Health and Social Care Partnership South East produce a bi-monthly bulletin of news and updates focussing on Social Care, GP Consortia, and Public Health through the health and wellbeing agenda.
In Control Partnerships is a social enterprise - a charity and an independent company. It works in partnership with citizens and government, and with charities and commercial companies supporting the development of personalisation.
NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) is a the national voice of local support and development organisations in England. This link is to their news on health and social care.
Skills for Care work with social care employers and training providers both regionally and nationally to establish the necessary standards and qualifications that equip social care workers with the skills needed to deliver an improved standard of care.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. They gather and analyse knowledge about what works in Social Care and translate that knowledge into practical resources, learning materials and services.
The Think Local, Act Personal Partnership is comprised of over 30 national and umbrella organisations. This page links to news on personalisation and community-based support.
FURTHER SEARCH HELP - You may wish to use the following words (which are not intended to be an exhaustive list) for a further search for information on social care news and updates:
social care news and/or updates; what is happening in social care; personalisation updates; keep up to date with changes in social care; social care policy change; funding social care