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1 Practical approaches to building and sustaining community capacity Martin Routledge: Head of Operations In Control

2 The Adult Social Care Reform Timeframe Social Care Vision __________ Nov 2010 Law Commission Report __________ May 2011 Dilnot Commission Report __________ _ July 2011 Caring for our future - engagement _________ Sept - Dec 2011 Care and Support White Paper and progress report on funding _________ _ April 2012 Legislation Caring for our future brings together the recommendations from the Law Commission, Commission on the Funding of Care and Support with the Governments Vision for Adult Social Care, to discuss with stakeholders what the priorities for reform should be. Slide courtesy of DH

3 What about Social Capital? Networks of support and community action a strong element in the Governments vision for adult social care, Capable Communities and Active Citizens DH advice alongside the vision A practical guide - Building Stronger Communities Sector-led partnership Think Local Act Personal

4 Think Local Act Personal People and communities will play a bigger role in supporting themselves and others Focus on prevention – joint working, make the most of universal services, invest in community capacity Change in workforce culture and practices – support should promote greater community connection

5 TLAP Building Community Capacity project (led by Catherine Wilton) Exploring initiatives that aim to provide support and facilitate the contribution of older and disabled people while reducing demand for intensive targeted services Gathering evidence of impact and cost effectiveness of interventions Reviewing effective low cost approaches to evaluation

6 Case studies of types of intervention Place shaping and commissioning Community development, community navigating, promoting connections within neighbourhoods Personalised service provision and innovation in primary prevention & universal services Time-banks, encouraging participation, volunteering Self-directed support and personal budgets

7 The economic case Professor Martin Knapp and colleagues at LSE researching interventions for community capacity building - the economic case for investment

8 Early research Cost per time bank member averages less than £450 per year… but could result in savings and other economic pay-offs of more than £1300 per member Befriending costs are typically about £80 per older person but savings could be c.£35 in the first year alone because of reduced need for treatment and support for mental health needs

9 Early research Cost of community navigators - less than £300 per person but economic benefits - less time lost at work, savings in benefits payments and fewer GP visits could be £900 per person in the first year

10 Practical products Does it Work? A guide to evaluating community capacity projects Are we there yet? A checklist and planning tool for building community connections

11 Building Capacity - need for a new model? The role of passive recipient is well embedded Challenges of adult social care impact widely In the interest of corporate local authority and partners to act together But disincentives to do so, cultural inhibitions and need for more effective approaches

12 Community Fund Holding is a budgeting model which further refines the devolved decision making approaches that some have already been adopting builds on our learning from self directed support and seeks to share power and resources in a way that enables commissioners and communities to recognise and act on their shared interests is designed to allow each party to understand its role in a new relationship and to bring their own unique contribution

13 Community fund holding model

14 Community fund holding Community Fund holding Builds on the learning of self directed support, applied at a community rather than an individual level. A Community Fund Financial resources that are under the control of a community being used to achieve outcomes that have been agreed with commissioning agencies Community FundCommunity PlanningReview &Evaluation Provide a focus for and a ring fence on the usage of money Link to democratic accountability Localised decisions Capacity to mix social and statutory resources Capacity to measure impact of money against outcomes Share learning across a community

15 Want to know more? John Waters – Head of Innovation To edit footer go to: View> Header and Footer

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