Guide to new ways of working
January 21, 2019
The Care Provider Alliance (CPA), which brings together the main national associations for adult social care providers in England, has published a short guide to share new ways of working across the independent and voluntary adult social care sector.
The guide captures a range of new ideas and approaches, from ways that health and care services can work together to keep people out of hospital, and new types of services focusing on informal community support, to the many ways in which new technology can support and enhance care services. There are brief details in the guide on each topic, along with links to many sources of more detailed information and specific local examples.
Bridget Warr, chair of the CPA programme board, said the guide drew together some of the many new ideas and approaches from across the social care sector.
“It includes new ways for services to work together locally, digital applications, innovation in care practice, and a look forward to the use of robotics and artificial intelligence,” said Ms Warr.
“There is also information about possible sources of funding and advice. To help with future work, we are keen to receive further ideas and thoughts on this topic from across the sector, and the guide ends with a series of questions through which we hope as many people as possible will give us their feedback via the CPA website.
“In the meantime, we hope that this packed but readable guide will be of interest to everyone in adult social care services, and to our partners in local authorities and the NHS.”
- The guide has been funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. – New ways of working in adult social care services, January 2019” can be downloaded at www.careprovideralliance.org.uk/new-ways-of-working. Feedback can be given from the same webpage.