Health & Social Care Update is now hot off the press


Inside this issue:

Drop-in event on 28 November; under the Care Act, Adult Services will have to provide information and advice to a much wider audience than it has up until now. This is a chance to give your views on how this should work.

Challenging Perceptions – safeguarding disabled children: training event 4 December.

Personal Health Budgets development bids wanted

£10m of capital funding available for drug and alcohol recovery

CAMHS in Hampshire wants to know the views of BME communities

The health care system in West Hampshire is coming under a lot of pressure; it has an increasingly ageing population and is facing an unprecedented growth in the demand for hospital care across the area. The CCG wants you to get involved in shaping local NHS services for the future.

Hospices join forces to provide more flexible care to local families in North Hampshire

Your beneficiaries may soon be asking you questions about, if they haven’t already. Guidance has now been published for the VCS; the briefing will be particularly useful to organisations who cover the West Hampshire CCG patch where will be piloted

The National Audit Office has cast doubt on all the hype that seems to have accompanied the Better Care Fund. Hampshire’s Better Care Plan is now available online

New film on involving young people in decision making

Why is there a general lack of progress towards fully involving people in their health and care? The King’s Fund has been looking into it.

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2015 to 2016 has been published, with the promise of an LGBT companion document on the way

… plus lots more