Recommendations for the future of adult social care reform

Posted: 12 Aug 2021
Category: ICB News

A progressive new SCIE position paper for health and social care commissioners and senior managers has been published. It includes innovative recommendations and advice to help care providers think about the future of adult social care after COVID-19.

This position paper for commissioners and senior managers working in the health and social care sector sets out the findings of Beyond COVID: new thinking on the future of adult social care

This report is based on:

  • a series of articles and podcasts from over 25 stakeholders which explore the impact of COVID-19 and the future of social. The essays and podcasts are now published in our COVID-19 resource hub
  • outputs from the Beyond COVID-19 roundtable we held on 22 July, attended by Helen Whately MP, Minister for State
  • contributions to our thinking from the SCIE Board and the Co-production Steering Group, which is made up with people with lived experience
  • SCIE’s broader work with the sector to support improvement, and particularly insights from the DHSC-funded Social Care Innovation Network and DHSC-funded work to support the sector to recover from COVID-19, which involved extensive engagement with the sector.

There are three strategic shifts which are needed to overcome the immense
challenges we face in the social care sector, along with 21 recommendations that will help facilitate rapid progress towards these goals.  The Government is called upon to consider these proposals as it develops its thinking on the long-term plan for social care

To read this report please click here