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Consultations and surveys

Care home staff vaccination: we need your views

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Last month, the Department of Health and Social Care launched an open consultation seeking your views on making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes, to protect the people most at risk in our communities. The consultation remains open until Friday 21 May 2021. Many of you have contributed, but we still need many more views to help us make the best informed judgment possible for care home staff and residents.

New Women's Health Strategy needs the wisdom of experience

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"March has been the month when women’s contribution to the health, wealth and prosperity of our world has been emphatically celebrated. We want to tap into this rich resource of skills, empathy and lived experience" says Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care. "Earlier this month, we launched a consultation to inform a new Women’s Health Strategy. We need your views, concerns and ideas to help shape it and make it truly fit for purpose."

Modernising the Mental Health Act

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The Government has launched a new white paper and accompanying consultation: Reforming the Mental Health Act. This consultation, which asks for your views on changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), is the Government's response to the MHA review of 2018, led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely. Mark Trewin, our Mental Health Social Work Lead in the Chief Social Workers for Adults Office explains the work getting us to this point.

Workplace standards: respecting racial equality

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Important work to address workplace equality standards for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff is being lead by the office of the Chief Social Workers for Adults. Social workers and other social care professionals will benefit. Existing approaches to achieving this equality were not bringing about change fast enough, requiring a new action orientated, solution-focused approach​. Find out more...

Telling it how it is

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A few months ago, Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)'s Tim Parkin wondered whether their insight group was a foolhardy enterprise or demonstrated remarkable foresight. With the publication of the group’s report into the effects of the pandemic on people who access care and support, as seen through the lens of personalisation, he offers a few observations on the journey and thoughts for the future.

Sharing is caring

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Samantha Goncalves is the citizen lead for the Professional Record Standards Body’s social care project, which aims to develop standards for information sharing between social care and health.

Two new surveys will gather information on how people using social care services can benefit from a more connected system, where their needs and values can be shared and understood by all.

This working group was certainly expert in young people's mental health

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Being in care is like living in a fish bowl because you have to repeat the same story over and over again to different professionals This quote is from a young person, with whom Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) …

Digital care and support planning survey - last chance to contribute

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The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) is currently working on the production of a digital care and support planning standard. Following a workshop, they are now conducting a survey for the final stages of the project and Social Care News …

New VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance will promote co-design with communities

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Hundreds of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations contributed their expertise and experiences to the Joint VCSE Review this year which recommended 28 changes to the way national and local government invests in - and works with - the …