Transforming Care

Skills for CareHEE  SfH

 

 

Transforming care is all about improving health and care services so that more people with learning disabilities and/ or autistic people can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home. This means that fewer people will need to go into hospital for their care.

There’s a national plan about how to do this called ‘Building the right support’ (October 2015), and there are 48 transforming care partnerships (TCPs) across England to support this. 

We're working with Health Education England, Skills for Health, Transforming Care partners and other key stakeholders to support the ambitions of the Transforming Care programme. To find out more about about how all three organisations can help you, view our infographic.

How can Skills for Care support transforming care? 

We have resources to support adult social care employers to recruit, develop and lead their workforce so that they have the right skills and knowledge to support people with a learning disability and/ or autistic people who display or at risk of displaying behaviours that challenge. 

Our 'How can we build the right workforce to support people with a learning disability and/ or autistic people?' guide explores the key resources that we have to help - download it here. We've grouped them under these key themes to support you at every stage:

  • set the right culture and values
  • workforce planning
  • workforce capability
  • recruitment and retention
  • workforce development
  • evaluate and re-assess when changes happen. 

You can also download a powerpoint presentation of these useful resources. 

 

Locally

We're supporting local TCPs. This means that we'll:

  • contribute to locally driven transforming care activity, sharing our offer and key resources
  • use our expertise and understanding of the adult social care workforce to review and shape local priorities and input into guidance and plans
  • support sites in engaging with social care providers across the local and neighbouring area
  • use our networks to promote the work of the transforming care programme.
  • develop a suite of case studies to be shared across transforming care sites in order to share best practice.

Regionally

We're working with regional delivery groups to share our resources and shape local priorities with a particular focus on:

  • making best use of workforce intelligence
  • understanding our workforce capacity planning tool
  • using the principles of workforce integration and workforce redesign.

Nationally

At a national level we'll share our expertise and knowledge of the adult social care workforce by contributing to the development of national guidance and tools as part of the workforce delivery programme.

Additional activity

Skills for Care may be able to deliver additional activity reflecting local priorities with and on behalf of local TCPs. For more information please speak with your local Skills for Care team.

 

There are currrently no events available. 

Webinars

How values based recruitment can develop services for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people who are at risk of displaying behaviour which challenges (23 March 2017)

In this webinar we explored how values based recruitment can help employers to recruit staff with the right values and attitudes to achieve the transforming care programme outcomes. The webinar gives an overview of the approach and include examples of positive recruitment in a learning disability service.

The webinar is for commissioners and providers of services and training and development to learn from good practice and discuss potential activity for their local areas.

 

 

How commissioners and providers can work together to develop the local workforce to transform care (18 January 2017)

In this webinar a commissioner (of services for people with a learning disability and / or autistic people at risk of displaying behaviour which challenges) and a provider of services discussed how they can work together to develop a skilled and confident local social care workforce which can achieve the aims of the transforming care programme.  The webinar is for other commissioners and providers of services and training and development to learn from good practice and discuss potential activity for their local areas.

 

 

How the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) can help transform care (2 February 2017)

In this webinar our analysis team talked through the recently supplied TCP level analysis of the adult social care workforce. 

 

 

Learning from the PBS/Autism training fund (24 February 2017)

In this webinar we shared the learning from the PBS-A fund in order that TCPs and employers can most effectively develop skills in their local workforce.  Employers who used the fund described what they did, the outcomes they achieved and things they might do differently.  This will help Transforming care Partnerships and social care and health employers plan and develop person centred PBS and autism skills, confidence and knowledge in the wider cross sector workforce.

 

 

 

Hear from Joe: download his case study

After a series of short placements and a stay in an inpatient unit, Joe now lives in a supporting housing service and his health and wellbeing has massively improved. 

Hear from Anna: download her case study

After a long hospital stay, Anna was supported by Manor Community to move into a residential care home, and now she is happily settled in her own flat and married. 

Hear from Max: download his case study

After living in a secure, inpatient unit for two years, Max was supported to move into a community housing service and his health and wellbeing has massively improved. 

Hear from Peter: download his case study

After living in an inpatient unit, Peter was supported to move into his own flat and accesses support workers from Manor Community.  

 

NHS England send out a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with developments, new resources and events across the transforming care programme.

If you want to sign up, please email miranda.askew@nhs.net, or keep an eye on this web page. 

 

Care roles to deliver the Transforming Care programme - building the right support 

This guide supports commissioners and providers to build a workforce with the right skills, knowledge and competencies who directly support people with a learning disability and/ or autistic people. It can be used to inform the commissioning of local education and training, and the development of provider service specification and contracts.  

Experts by experience: directory for Transforming Care Partnerships 

This directory lists local and national organisations who can support you with the Transforming Care programme, particularly with the parts of it around workforce development. 

 

More information

Your local Skills for Care team will be making contact with all local transforming care sites in order to engage them with our offer. For more information, please select your area from the list below. 

National leads

Marie Lovell
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Jim Thomas
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North

Christine Burkett
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Sally Gretton
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London

Karen Morse
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Ruth Keynes
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South

Jill Croskell

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Midlands

Lucy McDonald

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