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Implementing Integrated Care Systems to Provide Consistent Care for All

Year after year, the cost of adult social care continues to rise and stretch local authorities’ budgets. Between 2020 and 2021, it rose by £1.6 billion. In this video, Frances O’Callaghan, Designated Chief Executive of the North Central London Integrated Care Board shares how the board has worked collaboratively with other organisations to deliver high-quality patient care and improve health inequalities despite lack of funding.

Using apprenticeships to support recruitment and retention in social care

There were 1.9 million requests for adult social care support received by local authorities in 2020-21, according to NHS Digital. We heard from Skills for care about improving recruitment and retention in the social care sector with the use of apprenticeships to help meet the demands for social care requests.

Providing Personalised Dementia Care for all

With almost 900,000 living with Dementia in the UK, and projections this will rise to 1.6 million by 2040, the need to improve dementia care services is high. We heard from Jan Oyebode, Chair in Dementia Care at the University of Bradford about the importance of developing a more personalised approach to patient care in dementia care services.

In conversation: Supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

In 2020 around 43% of those seeking asylum in the UK were women and children. Of these, 8% were children who arrived in the country without a parent or guardian. We spoke to Coventry City Council, about they are working with local partners to provide more holistic care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Enhancing Care in Care Homes through Integrated Care Systems

The Enhanced Health in Care Homes Model sets out a plan for improving care in care homes using multi-disciplinary teams. This article outlines the methodology of the model and the criteria for success.

A new strategy for Health and Social Care: The CQC Perspective

Covid-19 has shaken up health and social care, possibly forever. The CQC has been analysing healthcare during the impact of pandemic, coming up with a dynamic new strategy in an attempt to future-proof care providers in the event of another crisis.

Managing Transfers of Care & Reducing Hospital Admissions

Britain’s ageing population have complex needs, which the health and social care system is adapting to meet. Creating integrated care communities to reduce hospitalisations is key to this new strategy.

Adult Safeguarding: Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

There is a significant lack of referrals to safeguarding services from ethnic minority communities. Junaid Hussain shares ways of supporting professional services to better engage with ethnic minority communities via improved training and awareness for the need for high-quality support.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults and Domestic Abuse

The statistics around domestic abuse in the UK are shocking and safeguarding services are integral to the protection of victims of abuse. Janine Roderick, Head of Learning Together at the Social Care Institute for Excellence shares the essential safeguarding tools used to protect victims of domestic abuse.

Adult Safeguarding: Safeguarding Adults in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Although most legal restrictions have now been lifted, the impact of Covid-19 is still very significant on safeguarding services. Dr Sheila Fish provides insights into the recovery of safeguarding services during and post Covid-19.

Revising Drugs Support and Education for Children and Young People

The tragic death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs highlighted the lack of awareness and understanding around drugs among both young adults and parents. His mother, Fiona, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, explains the importance of being realistic about drugs in order to save young lives.

Safeguarding Children and Young People the NHS Perspective

Effective safeguarding arrangements seek to prevent and protect individuals from harm or abuse, regardless of their circumstances. This article discusses the NHS’ perspective on safeguarding child victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Welcoming Refugees to the UK: CARAS’ Youth Programmes

Helping refugees settle and integrate into society is essential, especially for vulnerable young people. This case study looks at the work of CARAS in supporting refugees in South London.

Bristol City Council: A Multiagency Approach to Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People

Bristol City Council strives for a holistic approach to safeguarding young people in the city. This case study discusses how Bristol City Council have developed a multiagency approach to safeguarding vulnerable young people in the city

How does Stagnant Social Mobility Affect Young People?

This article discusses the implications of a lack of social mobility for young people and recommends what can be done to improve outcomes.

Adult Social Care: A Local Government Approach

Cllr Paulette Hamilton from the Local Government Association spoke to us about the local government approach to Adult Social Care.

Adult Social Care: Adapting Inspections and Regulations of Adult Social Care Providers

Deanna Westwood is Head of Inspection and Adult Social Care at CQC. They spoke to us about adapting inspections and regulations of adult social care providers.

Dementia Care: Using Technology in the Treatment of Dementia

We heard from Rachel Benn from Leeds City Council about the use of technology in the treatment of dementia.

Dementia Care: Working Towards Integrated Care

We heard from Dr Karen Harrison Dening from Dementia UK about ways of working towards integrated care in dementia services.

Dementia Care: Using Music Therapy in the Treatment of Dementia During Covid-19

David Moore and Dr Ming Hung Hsu from MHA speak to us about the use of music therapy in the treatment of dementia.