Building capacity and capability for improvement in adult social care
The King’s Fund
It is a time of great change in the adult social care sector, with plans to introduce a new Care Quality Commission assurance framework and integration with health services under way. This moment of change is an opportunity to rethink the approach to improvement in adult social care and the support that is offered.
Local authorities spend £23 billion a year commissioning adult social care services and put huge effort into trying to improve the quality of adult social care both locally and nationally. This improvement activity aims to enhance the quality of life of those who draw on social care and can also focus on improving the experience of the workforce or putting the finances on a more sustainable footing.
In our new report, Building capacity and capability for improvement in adult social care, we look at how local authorities in England improve the quality of social care and ask questions about what the future should look like. Read the discussion paper here.