We continue to develop creative and collaborative approaches to commissioning public services via these ongoing projects:
Promoting Variety: The updated guide to market facilitation within the field of short breaks for unpaid carers. It is also relevant for anyone with an interest in social care and commissioning. Fully updated in August 2021 with clear alignment to the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (‘The Feeley Review’), and national Self-Directed Support Standards, the new edition is available here.
Learning and practice sharing events for people involved in commissioning and providing short breaks are scheduled for October 2021, January and March 2022. Contact us or Shared Care Scotland for more information.
CCPS: Collaborative Commissioning
The Independent Review of Adult Social Care (‘the Feeley review’) referenced and affirmed the importance of many of the core themes of our previous CCPS programmes: personalisation, collaborative commissioning, service design and market sustainability.
We are facilitating a small online working group of CCPS members and commissioners to develop shared responses to Feeley recommendations. A larger reference group of local and national stakeholders will provide peer review of the work we produce. The themes and focus will be flexible, adapting to other priorities and actions emerging from policy and practice. However, they are likely to centre on supporting leaders to understand and change their practice regarding:
The timeline is from August to December 2021, using a rapid cycle of development while giving time for participants to work through real-life challenges. The end product will be practical ‘how to’ commissioning guidance, aiming to make sense of these complex transformational challenges in straightforward ways. Watch this space…