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Gwesty Seren: Effective asset transfer and a new way of providing respite care

As we live in challenging economic times, it’s likely that a lot of voluntary organisations and Town and Community Councils will have community assets transferred to them. Dyfrig Williams visited… Read more Gwesty Seren: Effective asset transfer and a new way of providing respite care

A special Wales edition of the Journal of Integrated care – so what?!!!

How can we better integrate health and social care? Stewart Greenwell of ADSS (Association of Directors of Social Services) Cymru shares the lessons from the Wales edition of the Journal of Integrated care. I guess that writing about what you do is common practice in most professional arena, but normally it is for a very limited audience – the employer, sometimes even service users so that they can see what a professional worker is explaining what they saw, what they did and what they intend to do. Writing for an academic journal is… Read more A special Wales edition of the Journal of Integrated care – so what?!!!

How can you improve Social Care Workforce Planning?

In 2011/12 Estyn and CSSIW inspections identified the need for Pembrokeshire County Council to address problems in the retention and recruitment of social workers. Below, Anne Nicholson tells us how they’ve gone about doing just that. We undertook a significant piece of research on recruitment and retention, workloads and support for social workers. We discovered from that research that we have a high number of social workers who appreciate living and working in Pembrokeshire and who want to continue to work for the Authority. This is of course a strength,… Read more How can you improve Social Care Workforce Planning?

Let’s just stop giving people the run-around

Guest blog post from Stewart Greenwell, ADSS Cymru So why so much attention on integrating services, particularly health and social services? Well it makes sense if the public sector is to move away from, sadly, what it has been very good at, for as long as I can remember and as long as I have been a part of it – so this is not written by a paragon of virtue!! It is ‘giving people the run-around’ Ask anyone who is a regular user of both health and social services… Read more Let’s just stop giving people the run-around

Strengthening our Connections #integration14

The Good Practice Team has found some new partners to help share knowledge and good practice in integrated health and social care. Over the coming months, we will be working with the Association of Directors for Social Services Cymru, Welsh NHS Confederation and the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care. We’ll be sharing some of the fascinating ideas and good practice coming out of their Strengthening the Connections project, which is looking at collaboration and integration between local government and NHS Wales. So, how did this come about? We,… Read more Strengthening our Connections #integration14

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