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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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Helping hands reaching up

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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Connecting jigsaw pieces

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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The word survey written in 3D with a computer mouse attached.

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 …

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 …

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, …