How do you design the perfect case recording solution?
There will be many schools of thought on this as to what information needs to be included and what needs to be excluded. What we believe is that as many pieces of the jigsaw as possible are required to create the best possible case record. By including as much information as you can, you will ensure that the individual in front of you receives the best care available.
Birmingham Children’s Trust has launched with ECLIPSE from OLM
Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe. They represent the largest number of constituents as a single authority, at more than one million. With so many depending on them for such a wide range of services, they knew that they needed to look to technology in order to create efficiencies. This is where they found ECLIPSE and a means in which to effectively change their working practices.
Angus Council are live with ECLIPSE
Angus Council’s ECLIPSE software goes live, enhancing systems of support for Children and Families.
Adult Social Care
Forget Brexit, what about the real challenge, Social Care?
As we walk gleefully along the road to Christmas, there is one more hurdle that we need to vault before we get to see jolly old St. Nick. It feels as though whoever wins the upcoming election, the British public will have some movement towards certainty on the matter of Brexit. It has been the country's main focus for far too long:
- Conservatives – A Brexit that could be from medium to hard by end of 2020
- Labour – A slower path through to certainty but following negotiation and then a referendum we would get certainty
- Liberal Democrats – Brexit cancelled straight away
Liberty Protection Safeguards, the critical changes from DoLS
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been in operation since 2009 but after 10 years, the Mental Capacity Act has been amended, and they will be replaced by Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) from spring next year.
The change was heavily debated within Parliament and passed by a narrow margin. With such a delicate subject it is no surprise that the proposed changes have brought with them a wave of discussion and intrigue. In this article, we are concerned with how they will protect the rights of the individual.
Health and Social Care: 5G as revolutionary as electricity?
Many analysts believe the move to 5G will be as revolutionary as electricity, with many commenting we spent the last 30 years connecting people; but we will spend the next 30 years connecting things. What will the impact be for social care?
Bi-Borough SEND Partnership - a Digital Transformation Case Study
Like all frontline services, Special Education Needs and Disabilities or SEND is coming under increased financial pressure, alongside increased awareness and pupil population. It is something that will result in nearly a billion pounds of the deficit by 2021/22. It is a problem and one that the country’s first Bi-Borough partnership for SEND has sought to solve through the implementation of technology. Vik Verma, One SEND Project Director and Deborah Brooks, One SEND Culture and Change Lead explain more.
Is the 350m in extra SEND funding enough to make a difference?
Local authorities across the country are battling against a consistent stem of cuts and an increase in demand. This is relevant within SEND and all other frontline services. Most headlines will showcase the difficulties that services are running through but few choose to showcase the strides that local authorities have made when it comes to reversing the effects of continual cuts.
SEND figures have increased for the third consecutive year in a row
For the third consecutive year running, the number of pupils with special education needs (SEND) has increased, moving from 14.6% to 14.9% at the start of this year. This headline figure has been garnered from the Department of Education and shows that more than 1.3 million pupils are now classed as having Special Education Needs.