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Category: 05. Commissioning

Applying co-production to commissioning and procurement

Commissioning Home Care for Older people – guide

SCIE has produced a guide which suggests what commissioners can do to improve how they assess, plan, contract and monitor home care services for older people with complex needs. http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide54/ Related link: SCTV film – the film highlights the challenges of commissioning home care for older people and shows examples of providing good-quality, person- centred home care for older people with complex needs. (11’16)

Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation

How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the My Home Life Essex programme, introduced to improve the relationship between commissioners and care home providers, and to enable care home managers to focus on providing relationship-centred […]

Unlocking the Imagination – a creative path for commissioners

Unlocking the Imagination was the first major written work by Simon Duffy and sets out some of the key concepts that have been critical to his work. It offers a path for commissioners who do not see themselves as experts in how other people should live, but instead want to create the conditions for citizenship and stronger communities for everyone. It is as challenging today as it was when it was first published in 1996. […]

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