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New Making it Real guide for supported housing launches

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We're not a terribly newsy site here at the Social Care News blog but we are always happy to share information which is both positive and useful. The launch of a new guide supporting the provision of supported housing in the pursuit of better health outcomes fits that bill

I feel at the epicentre of my recovery. It is my choice what decisions are made and this alone has had a very positive impact.

home care 1A new Making it Real guide for supported housing has been published by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) and Sitra, part of Homeless Link.

Making it Real for Housing is aimed at commissioners and service providers. It offers advice and case study examples to show how housing can be tailored to be person-centred and focussed on outcomes.

The guide is based around a set of ‘I’ statements that describes what good personalised care and support looks like from the perspective of people who use services. The statements cover different areas of provision and activity that impact wellbeing. They are: information and advice, the role of active and supportive communities, flexible and integrated care and support, personal budgets and self-funding, workforce and risk enablement.

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  1. Comment by Bob Harris. posted on

    There is no support whatsoever for those who choose to smoke tobacco in their own homes; or indeed anywhere within the straightjacket of a pernicious; self regarding; NHS.
    Whereas the NHS falls over backwards to provide " services ? " instead of jail time for purveyors of the narcotics industry tobacco smokers are hounded to an early grave.

  2. Comment by Pearl Baker posted on

    Having a particular interest in 'Supported Housing' unregulated I have many concerns, one being the enormous 'hike' in rents'. I happen to meet with a tradesperson contracted to 'test' emergency lighting, and 'fire blankets' this procedure is supposed to occur once a month, three months on, he has not been able to gain access. This is a L & Q Housing Association property who were at the centre of my last campaign, 'Neglect' all the bathrooms and kitchens were replaced.

    I would like patient 'centred' to mean exactly that. All those in contact with the LA and Health (or should be) should be assessed as per the 1st April 2016 Publication. The tenant/client will have family member/friend/advocate present. It will be established via the assessment process what 'needs they have' and what other activities they would like to pursue to 'speed up their recovery' and quality of life.

    The Budget can be managed by the LA or an Independent Advocate if subject to a COP Order for Property and Finance as per the MCA2005 code of practice.

    'Safeguarding issues' need to be addressed' emergency contact details available to those involved in that person life.

    The tenant will continue to receive a Care Plan, meeting at least once every six months to enable a 'progress report'

    My suggestions is not 'Rocket Science' it is based on the LAW and the Care Act Statutory Guidance, including the MCA 2005 code of practice on Independent Advocates.

    The facts today are this No Care Plans, no Personal Budgets, no Independent Advocates, and a game by some LA to ignore Carers who actually Care.

    I have years of experience, evidence on my files has confirmed in my area the LA will do anything to stop those suffering from a 'severe mental illness ' receive their entitlements, including the Legal Rights of Carers to be recognised.

  3. Comment by Pearl Baker posted on

    This is my second 'bite' of the cherry so to speak. I have just been referred to the Report of the Professional Standards Authority, this organisation 'Monitor' Health and Social Care Professionals?

    I would like to see this agency promote themselves in the media, they could prevent a lot of 'bad' practice by some agencies 'individuals' contributing to the Publics perception of their Profession.

    I refer to the subject matter in question 'supported unregulated accommodation' where much 'damage' is being done to those with disabilities.

    'How to regulate Professionals? ' was debated many years ago? this agency do just that, but who is aware of their existence, one step closer to Protecting 'supported unregulated accommodation'.

  4. Comment by Yasmeen posted on

    Workers in a regulated health care industry demonstrate professional roles and behaviours in all areas of their life. That is standard practice to all registered health care professionals. These behaviours of conduct are enforced through education, career specific qualifications, CPD, and employment Law. Professional standards of practice are also regulated through professional registration bodies.

    Professional behaviours and conduct in the work place also count in personal life. You don’t just switch off your professional behaviours outside the workplace. Good character, based on a person’s conduct, behaviour and attitude during work life also counts in personal life.

    Those working in mental health sector (in particular supported housing and rehabilitating service sector) are duty bound in delivering a service bound by ethical and professional principles of practice to recognise, promote and support positive mental health (you would basically expect workers in this industry (other than registered health care workers) to have the knowledge, understanding, sensitivity and empathy applied to any given situation outside the workplace).

    How do workers working within supported housing living (for example) regulate their professional behaviours and conduct to ensure that they continue to act in a holistic way in their personal lives?

    Service may be regulated. But it is time to regulate (and register) the workers in this sector. Not just care workers - but all admin/managers/HR/etc.. ALL have a duty of candour towards everyone not just those they work with.