New report: Innovative models of health, care and support for adults
A new report has been published which looks at how to achieve person-centred and community-centred ways of working across the care system; not just in pockets and for a small number of people, but across the whole country. The report is published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence and partners Nesta, Shared Lives Plus and PPL Consulting.
The report’s key messages include:
- Innovation is needed more than ever as challenges and demand grows
- Lots of good innovation already exists, the main challenge is finding ways to bring proven models of care to scale
- Innovation does not only mean technological breakthroughs or large restructures. New and better ways of delivering relationship-based care exist, but are inconsistently implemented or often poorly scaled
- For innovation to flourish, care and support services need to find better ways to help people bring good ideas from the margins into core business.
The report says that, for innovation to work, the keys to success include: a shared ambition to embed person-centred and community-centred ways of working across the system; using the best-available tools and evidence; and co-production – that is, planning with the people who have the greatest stake in services from the beginning. The report also looks at challenges that might compromise scaling up, including financial pressures, lack of strategic planning and leadership issues.
The report can be downloaded here: https://www.scie.org.uk/future-of-care/adults