The City of Wolverhampton Council are live and ready for the future with ECLIPSE
The City of Wolverhampton Council has taken the ECLIPSE platform live for Children's Social Care to support their digital transformation and promote better outcomes.
Children's social care crisis continues, with top watchdog considering an investigation
Frontline chief executive Josh MacAlister – appointed by the government this month to head an independent review into children’s social care – revealed on Twitter yesterday that he had written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), calling on it to carry out a study into the social care market.
Competition watchdog mulling probe into children’s social care market, Community Care.co.uk
With the COVID-19 crisis ongoing, will this investigation, pushed forward by the government simply be a sticking plaster? Is it something that will produce results and the change which we all yearn for, or simply be another report that ends up on someone's desk, to be lost under a pile of other pressing reports?
Creating effective change during a global pandemic*
Birmingham Children’s Trust is on an improvement journey, implementing new working practices and computer systems, embedding a change in culture and increasing levels of partnership working across the city – all of which is taking place in the middle of a global pandemic. Jenny Turnross, Director of Practice, explains how this has all been achieved and their ambitions for the future.
The roadmap out of lockdown is here, but are we ready for the challenges?
The long-awaited announcement finally arrived. Monday evening, the worst kept secret in political history was delivered to the British public. The roadmap that we were all hoping for arrived and we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but will it please everyone?
OLM has been working since 1991 and this is our 30th year of making a difference
On the 30th May 1991, Peter O’Hara set up OLM with a thousand pounds in his pocket. He did so with a vision to make a difference to everyone working in health and social care. Nearly 30 years later and with a little extra grey in the hair, Peter is still here today, pushing forward with that vision.
Social Care to receive additional money for staffing
A new £120 million fund has been announced for local authorities to boost staffing levels.
The additional funding has been allocated in response to the intense pressure currently being placed on providers due to the new COVID-19 variant. The new money has been made available on top of the already existing £149million grant system to support increased testing in care homes.
Adult Social Care
Strengths-based practice: Maximising potential and achieving results
In this article*, Peopletoo’s associate director Karen De Miranda Candeia provides a summary and analysis of implementing a strengths-based approach to social care delivery.
OLM Systems awarded place on Scotland Excel Framework for Social Care Software Suppliers
OLM Systems, a leading software and services company supporting local authorities and supporting organisations, has been awarded approved supplier status on the Scotland Excel Framework for the supply and delivery of social care case management solutions software.
It is not enough to provide access to software
Creating software is only one part of the puzzle. Ensuring that customers feel safe using and accessing systems is another key consideration.