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1 Experiences of Integration in Scotland ADASS Spring Conference Peter McLeod Vice President Association of Directors of Social Work

2 Social Work Services in Scotland SW (Scot) Act 1968 Kilbrandon and integrated care The promotion of social welfare The Childrens Hearing The Chief Social Work Officer 32 local authorities

3 38,000 council workers facing a switch to NHS 2nd February 2011

4 ADSWs perspective Achieving the best outcomes for the people who use our services Early intervention Personalised care, power, choice and control for individuals Supporting and empowering communities and carers Seamless pathways of care Equitable access Local democratic control Evidence based decision making Cost neutral / cost saving, transparent and multi-sectoral reform Promotion of social welfare

5 ADSWs contribution A research literature review commissioned A position paper agreed An engagement commenced

6 ADSWs proposal – 9 point plan outcomes 2.A nationally agreed dataset 3.Joint strategic commissioning plans 4.Joint commissioning plans based on total LA and NHS adult care spending 5.Joint financial governance 6.Targets for joint commissioning within single outcome agreements 7.Accountability meetings 8.Annual leadership event 9.PSIF self-evaluation to be undertaken by partners

7 Scottish Governments response Another key message that emerged from work over the summer was that wholesale, nationally driven, structural reorganisation of current statutory bodies was not the best way to address the challenges. Evidence shows that that is not the way to achieve better outcomes for people, and it is therefore not the route that we are choosing. Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary

8 Current configurations Social Work Services 11 'Stand Alone departments 5 Social Work and Education 4 Social Work and Housing 2 Social Work, Education and Housing 6 Children's Services 3 Adult social work services, Housing and Community Services 6 Community Health and Care Partnerships 1 Shared Service model

9 What is the problem we are trying to solve? Too much variability of health and social care in different parts of Scotland, particularly for older people. No incentive to help get people out of hospital quickly and back into a homely setting. Much easier to get an older person admitted to hospital than to arrange services that would keep them at home.

10 Projected Demand for Health and Social Care, All Ages, 2008/09 prices.

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12 Framework for integration Legislation: –nationally agreed outcomes –joint accountability –integrated budgets across primary care, community health and social care, and some of acute care –locality planning

13 Next steps Formal consultation Detailed work now underway to consider practicalities: –Joint governance and accountability –Integrated financial management –Impact on other areas of service –Locality planning –Improving commissioning skills –Requirements for OD and leadership development work –Ensuring meaningful engagement of the third and independent sectors

14 Chief Social Work Adviser workstream Impact on other social work functions Transitions Child, adult and public protection Cross cutting services and support Scoping workforce implications for professional leadership and support Opportunities for improvement to current service delivery

15 Timetable Local elections 3 May Consultation paper launched end of May Bill to parliament in session 2012/13 Implementation 2014

16 Context we are operating in A vacuum of information from now until the consultation document is published after the local government elections in May Congruence with developments in England: The Future Forum Learning from the integrated care pilots Importance of community planning and the single outcome agreement The current agenda and work in this area: Change Fund; joint initiatives we have already established

17 Issues we are concerned about We need to maintain pressure to ensure services are delivered and outcomes determined at a local level We need to understand more about what a single accountable officer is and how that role will play out We need to understand more about what a Health and Social Care Partnership is We need others to realise the importance of any impact of change on other services within social work and within the wider community planning framework We need to know about the number of partnerships and how they will be governed We will continue to emphasise the crucial role of the CSWO

18 Influencing the debate Meaningful and comprehensive engagement in the consultation –Engagement with our own members –Engagement with partners in local authorities, NHS, third and independent sectors Parliamentary engagement Useful and insightful comment on the conclusion drawn from the consultation Dedicated involvement in the drafting of legislation –Professional advice –Work to limit unintended consequences

19 The future If you dont know where you are going, any road will get you there Lewis Carroll


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