2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew KendallPresentation Transcript
Adult Social Services in Barnet Mathew Kendall Assistant Director Transformation and Resources
Presentation in three parts
1. Challenges and changes
2. Budget and way forward
3. Engagement and involvement
Followed by questions and discussion
What is Adult Social Services?
Through self-directed support , we aim to promote the independence of adults who need support, enabling them to live safely in their own homes where possible, and to encourage their participation in the community .
We provide a range of specific services that help residents and carers in meeting these aims.
What services are provided?
Meals at home
Advice and Information
Equipment and Adaptations
Who do we support?
Adult Social Services provide information and support for
people over 16 with the most complex needs and people
over 18 :
with learning disabilities
with mental health problems
with physical and sensory impairments
who have difficulties related to illness or old age
with chronic or severe health problems including HIV/AIDS
with drug and alcohol problems.
We also provide information and support to carers .
A carer is someone who looks after a friend or relative who is disabled, has mental health issues, is ill or is an older person.
Qualifying for a service
We use guidelines set by the Government known as
‘ eligibility criteria ’, to determine if someone qualifies for help from Adult Social Services, based on their individual needs.
These guidelines are used because we want to ensure:
People in greatest need and most at risk receive help
Everyone who asks for a service is dealt with fairly using the same guidelines
Everyone understands the decisions we make and why.
Once assessed, a persons eligible needs will be determined using the criteria contained in four bandings:
Critical - A persons circumstances mean that they are at immediate risk in their daily life
You are unable to carry out any of your personal care routines. You are at significant risk of harm or neglect.
Substantial - A persons circumstances mean that there is a risk of breakdown of the present situation
You need support to carry out most of your personal care.
Moderate - A persons circumstances identify moderate risk in their daily life
You have some difficulties with your personal care but this does not put you at risk .
Low - A persons circumstances identify minimal risk in their daily life You are able to carry out your personal care routine but with some difficulty
Needs in the Moderate and Low band will not qualify for help from Barnet Adult Social Services.
How do we do this?
By working in close partnership with the health service and the voluntary sector to help vulnerable people lead lives which are as full and independent as possible.
By working directly with residents , service users and carers.
Safeguarding Adults Who is a ‘Vulnerable Adult’?
A person of 18 years and over who is or may be :
in need of Community Care Services by reason of mental health problems, disability, age or illness
unable to take care of him/herself
unable to protect him/herself against significant harm and exploitation
Barnet Safeguarding Adults Board
Adult Social Services
Mental Health Trust
Care Quality Commission
Barnet Community Safety Group
Safeguarding Children’s Board
Barnet Voluntary Sector
Barnet Carers Centre
The Boards work
Annual review of the outcomes of the Board
Analysis of the activity levels and information from referrals informing future direction
Annual report produced – presented to Overview & Scrutiny
Cross stakeholder work plan developed, focusing on strategic direction and ensuring that practice is effective
Leadership of Safeguarding in Barnet
Partnership work - the council, health providers and Police key to success
Poster used across the borough to raise awareness of adult abuse
Focus is on:
Maximising skills to help an individual to live without assistance (such as getting up and dressed)
Resolving problems that were caused by a crisis (such as the extra support you might need when leaving hospital).
What happens after enablement?
With the individual, we will review what difference the help has made and what further help, if any is needed.
If further help is needed then an individual will be given a Personal Budget Questionnaire and Support Plan .
Enablement case study
The Mental Health Enablement Programme provided by The Network supported Mrs L. to fulfil her dream.
She had difficulty being independent of services, and needed support to become more socially included.
Mrs L. is a talented fashion designer, so her key worker explored with her what support she would need to attend The London College of Fashion.
With the knowledge gained from this course, Mrs L. decided she wanted to set up her own business. She is no longer using social care services and is in control of her life.
Personal Budget Questionnaire and Support Plan
1) For an individual to think about what they need and the type of help they would like
2) To ensure the individual controls the planning process, as they understand their own circumstances the best
3) For Adult Social Services to work out whether an individual qualifies for a service under our criteria
4) Estimate a guide amount of money that will be available
to pay for social care.
Personal Budgets improving quality of life
Mrs S has advanced Multiple Sclerosis. She transferred from a traditional care package to a Personal Budget
She had changed agencies several times because relationships with carers and their managers kept breaking down. She was depressed because she felt she had no control over her care and was unable to make any decisions.
After receiving her Personal Budget, she was able to employ her own carers and her wishes about timings for her care and tasks to be completed were included in her Support Plan.
With the help of a Personal Assistant, she has also started to improve her social situation and really take control of her life.
14,000 people supported a year
7200 people supported via a service
1200 supported in residential and nursing care
4500 supported in the community
2000 carers supported
26 % Budget reduction
3.5% population growth between 2010 to 2013
6.7% growth for over-65s population
Extra 700 people aged 85 or over (we currently provide services to 1 in 3 residents aged 85+)
Rise in disability
Vision for Adult Social Care Capable Communities and Active Citizens Published November 2010
Policy Context for Vision
Aligned to the Government’s values of:
Freedom – shift in power from state to people and communities
Fairness – through a lasting settlement to payment of social care
Responsibility – social care is not solely the responsibility of the state
The Vision states
Social care should enable ‘the greatest possible number of individuals to act reciprocally, giving and receiving services for the well-being of the whole community’
‘ Social care is not the sole responsibility of the state. Communities and wider civil society must be set free to run innovative local schemes and build local networks of support.’
The 7 P’s of the vision
Prevention – people and communities working together to maintain independence
Personalisation – individuals taking control through Personal Budgets, preferably as Direct Payments
Partnership – across public sector (eg. NHS, Housing), with individuals and providers
Plurality – peoples diverse needs matched by diverse service provision and broad market
Protection – sensible safeguards against the risk of abuse or neglect
Productivity – local accountability to drive up productivity through publishing information about agreed quality outcomes
People – workforce providing care with skill, compassion and imagination with the freedom and support to do so
Big Society theme of empowering individuals and communities – social care has a role in building community capacity
Prevention is best achieved through community action – need to inspire neighbourhoods to look out for those who need support
Carers are the first line of prevention – need to be properly identified and supported
Prevention role of Councils will be enhanced by Public Health responsibilities
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment to be key documents to support Health and Well-Being Boards take strong leadership on prevention
Prevention services jointly with health , such as Telecare, re-enablement
Securing the best outcomes for people as the focus
Faster progress needs to be made to bring benefits to all. By April 2013, everyone with ongoing needs to have Personal Budget, preferably as a Direct Payment
People in residential care should be able to exercise choice and control
Personalisation will be key way to harness untapped potential of communities
Good information, advice and advocacy is key and is a universal service
Plurality and Partnership
Key role for Councils of market shaping with the NHS to achieve agreed outcomes away from block contracts to private providers, charities, social enterprises
Partnership working includes working with children’s services on safeguarding and transitions
Health Partnerships are key with Local Authorities playing lead role in communities to ensure services are coherent, integrated and responsive
JSNAs to hold providers and commissioners to account through agreed local priorities underpinned by statutory duties to work together across GP consortia and Councils
Joint Commissioning: pooled budgets and place based budgets to shift focus away from funding streams to people’s needs
Merging and sharing of back office functions across Councils and NHS Commissioners
State’s role to strike a balance – freedom and choice with risk and protection
Support and encourage local communities to be eyes and ears of safeguarding – build on Neighbourhood Watch / local Health-watch role
Local Government to be champion of safeguarding in local communities, ensuring people are clear on their roles and responsibilities.
Government to work with the Law Commission in preparation for strengthening the law on safeguarding to ensure the right powers, duties and safeguards are in place.
Productivity, Quality & Innovation
Finding new and innovative ways to deliver social care, maintain quality and work in more integrated way with NHS is key to CSR settlement. Key components to include:
Effective rehabilitation and Long Term Condition management across health and social care
Integrated crisis response
Telecare to reduce spend on home and residential care
Productivity, Quality & Innovation
Assisted Living developments supported by tele-health
Sharing of back office costs to protect front line
In-house services to be separated from commissioning
Reduction in management costs of assessment and care management process, with more self assessment
Councils to develop a local plan for reform to ensure making best use of available resources
Principle of partnership and plurality will result in diverse workforce .
Skills for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care to publish new workforce strategy to support vision
Personal Assistant strategy to be published in 2011
Greater focus on apprenticeships for professional roles and new care worker role in home and residential care
Effective occupational health is key to driving down high sickness levels
Social workers to play key role in community development to harness support of communities to look out for those in need. Invitations to establish Social work practice pilots – 2011
Conclusion “ This vision demonstrates the Government’s values of freedom, fairness and responsibility, shifting power from central to local, from state to citizen, from provider to people who use services…….. The spending review prioritised resources for social care and partnership working with the NHS…… This demonstrates the importance that the Government attaches to social care services…….. It is now up to councils, working with their local communities and those who already provide care as a carer, family member or neighbour to make a a reality of this vision”.