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The Care We Want

enables people to have the highest quality of life, with dignity and independence.

It gives us agency, choice and control.



Adult social care has for too long been synonymous with institutionalised care. High-quality care can be accessed in several different environments; it can be delivered in our homes and communities. People should be enabled to live at home and remain in their communities unless their needs can only be met elsewhere. Home and care are intertwined; and the future must be about creating a diversity of supports to facilitate adults of all ages to live as independently as possible, in their own homes, with the care and support they need, for as long as possible.

Social care is immense; to shape more efficient and sustainable care fit for the future, we need to work with a range of partners, such as the VCSE sector, care providers and commissioners, the NHS and Government; and we have to work alongside those of us who access care and support, placing their voices at the forefront of a national conversation about reforming and evolving care.

There is much to be done - the case for adult social care reform is well established. Whether viewed from the standpoint of someone who needs care and support today, millions more of us who will need care in the future, , unpaid carers, or those of us who work in the sector, reform is essential. At its best adult social care transforms and enables lives, we must now enable social care to do what it does best.
This Network is formed of people from across the ADASS membership who have a particular interest in the following topic areas:
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ADASS Press Release: Social Care Leaders urge MPs to consider fairness in charging reform

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Social care leaders urge MPs to consider fairness in charging reform - we wrote to MPs on Friday to urge them to consider fairness for people with modest needs in relation to proposed amendments to the Care Act 2014 provisions which cap people’s liability for care costs. 

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Press Release: Care Leaders Call on Govt to Award Care Workers Winter Bonus

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Care leaders are calling on the government to award and fund a £1,000 bonus over the winter period for social care workers in England. The bonus would recognise the loyalty and dedication of care workers through the Covid-19 pandemic and would help stem the loss of skilled and experienced staff to other types of work.

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Commissioning on quality – not price

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Having a consistent and standardised approach to quality auditing can and will support providers to establish things that are working well and areas where improvement is needed - Partner Blog, Ben Chance, HAS Technology

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National conference aims to harness learning from pandemic

Author(s):Neil Revely

A national virtual conference is being staged to set out how the preventative role of housing can help England recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and use it as a catalyst for lasting change.

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Adaptations Without Delay

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This Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ report, written by the Housing LIN, is intended to be used by local authorities, practitioners and organisations across the UK who may be contacted by disabled and older people and their families who are seeking advice or support with home adaptations, including the use of Disabled Facilities Grants.

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Creating Quality Supported Living Homes with tailored person centred support for Adults with Learning Disabilities in Cornwall

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This Housing LIN case study features the supply of much needed accommodation for people with a learning disability in Cornwall.

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How Covid has enabled collaboration between providers and care commissioners

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Achieving sustainable care markets clearly relies on investment but as the funding debate rages on, real-time data about what’s happening in care markets and how providers are performing empower commissioners to make informed decisions and supports the transparent, collaborative working the pandemic has fostered. Partners' blog, Ben Chance Head of PAMMS at HAS Technology.

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Social care leaders must plug the social care gap and seize the opportunity robotics presents

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‘Care workforce capacity’‘preventing the need for care’ and ‘delivering mental health services’ were the top three most urgent challenges facing the care sector. Care workforce capacity and preventing the need for care were also seen as the top areas of opportunity for robotics, in addition to addressing social isolation. Partner Blog, PA Consulting.

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Social Justice and Care Reform

Author(s):James Bullion, Clenton Farquharson

Joint ADASS/TLAP blog by ADASS President James Bullion and TLAP Chair Clenton Farquharson. 

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Joint Response from LGA and ADASS: A consultation on extending the legal rights to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

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Key Messages

  1. A person-centred approach is the most important driver of better joining-up health and care services to meet individual’s needs. Personal budgets and integrated health budgets are important mechanisms for personalisation, but they are just one approach and will not be right for everyone...

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Looking ahead: The future of social care in a post-Covid world

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The social care system must be supported to make the greatest possible improvements in health and wellbeing for everyone, well beyond this Covid-19 crisis. Gavin Bashar, ADASS Partner, MD at Tunstall Healthcare

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Life and Death in a Digital World

Author(s):Julia Ross

The new ADASS Digital and Technology Network is happily already at the foothills of the digital revolution and is now beginning the long climb to the summit. Giant steps were made during the pandemic in both health and social care. COVID-19 is continuing to highlight the limitations of digital communication in meeting our complex social hard-wiring, especially over the impact of technology on life and death itself.

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Focus: The role of technology in innovating social care, and the impact of Government reforms.

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It’s essential that care providers and people who access care and support are involved in the digital transformation of our services if the sector is to innovate, embrace technology successfully, and deliver new approaches which create benefits for people in a post pandemic world. Partner Blog, Gary Steen, CTO at Tunstall Healthcare.

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