Within the Capacity to Change Older People section there is an online interactive system which has been designed to help local authority and health partners manage data across the whole system to assist capacity planning. It will be of particular use when considering older people's services, as local commissioning plans are developed. These national (core) data sets should be used in conjunction with local data and information.
The two datasets can be downloaded, saved and used at local level.
Core Data 1 [3Mb]
Core Data 2 [2Mb]
Interactive Commissioning Information System
Use of Resources in Adult Social Care
You can download a copy of the Department of Health's "Use of Resources in Adult Social Care", published October 2009 below:
Use of Resources Adults Social Care [1Mb]
A Catalyst for Change II: Tackling the Long Ascent of Improving Commissioning
This workbook is the first major revision of the original A Catalyst for Change, published in 2003. This updated version of the workbook is intended to reflect the realities of commissioning non-acute services across whole health and social care systems.
A Catalyst for Change II - March 2007 [479Kb]
Commissioning Services - Laying the tracks as the train is coming?
Download a copy of the written by Martin Campbell, published in Learning Disability Practice Journal.
November 2007 article [135Kb]
CSIP report from "Getting to grips with the money"
Getting to grips with commissioning for people with learning disabilities [116Kb]
Promoting Independence: CSIP Self Assessment Tool
CSIP have developed a self assessment tool to assist with the development of whole systems strategies for promoting independence for older people. It includes a matrix of existing service examples. Download a copy of Promoting Independence below:
Promoting Independence [3Mb]
Capacity to Change: Commissioning Effective Services for Older People
This online workbook was designed to help local authority and health partners gather data across the whole system to assist capacity planning. It will be of particular use when considering older people's services, as local commissioning plans are developed.
Commissioning Effective Services for Older People
You can also obtain a copy of the Commissioning Effective Services for Older People workbook published in 2007 here.
Download the Commissioning Effective Services for Older People workbook [5Mb]
Care and Resource and Utilisation: Ensuring Appropriateness of Care
Care and resource utilisation (CRU) is all about giving the patient the right treatment in the right place at the right time.
This English Department of Health document is intended as a best practice resource that provides help and advice to commissioners about techniques available to maximise resources and ensure appropriateness of care.
It aims to help identify areas where services can be redesigned, thereby freeing up resources to focus on clinically needy patients.
Care and Resource and Utilisation - link to Department of Health pdf
Commissioning: The Scottish Context
This paper summarises the Scottish Context for Commissioning and gives an overview of key legislation and policies impacting on joint commissioning arrangements in Scotland.
Improving Quality of LIfe for People with Learning Disabilities
Conference held at Heriot-Watt in 2005 that looked at providing current evidence-based information about learning disability services and act as a first step towards developing a framework to support wider implementation of this research-based information.
The conference report and presentation slides can be downloaded below.
Improving the Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities [314Kb]
Adult Protection and ID - James Hogg [108Kb]
Community Living Support - David Felce [107Kb]
Impact of Ageing on People with an ID - T Holland [465Kb]
Making Evidence Count - Andrew Jahoda [57Kb]
Practical Aspects Staff Training - Martin Campbell [67Kb]
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles - Craig Melville [3Mb]
Protection and Legislation - Keith Bowden [132Kb]
Protection and Legislation - M Whoriskey, M Gilbert [80Kb]
Supported Accommodation - Eric Emerson [2Mb]
A Catalyst for Change
A practical workbook produced by the Change Agent Team and partners to help local authorities and health organisations commission non-acute services, predominantly for older people.
A Catalyst for Change [470Kb]