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Prevention is better than cure: tips for effective sustainability and transformation plans

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"Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are becoming a type of ‘planning catch-all’ for the NHS," says Ewan King in his latest blog for Social Care News. The Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) explains how STPs …

From placements to real places to live - new funding to create more adapted housing

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‘We need to radically rethink how we offer housing and support to people with learning disabilities’ says Alicia Wood, Chief Executive of Learning Disability England, as the Department of Health opens bidding for £25 million of funding to create properly adapted …

Personalising support for people living with autism

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Sean McLaughlin is one of two ADASS leads on Autism and Learning Disability. The fourth autism self-assessment questionnaire, currently with local authorities for completion by 17 October 2016, provides Sean with an opportunity to reflect on progress. ADASS (the Association …

Supporting carers to remain employed

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Juggling caring responsibilities with employment is sometimes too much. Employees too often decide they can’t do both and leave the workplace. But that’s not saying anything new, says Pamela Holmes, Practice Development Manager at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). What …

A society that respects, values and supports carers

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With the call for evidence for the new Carers Strategy now closed, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, reflects upon what carers may want to see from the new strategy. Carers UK’s vision is of a society that respects, …