CCPS conference 2012
Partnership, Prevention and Performance
Providers and the pillars of service reform
Prevention: taking demand out of the system through a ‘decisive shift’ to anticipatory and preventative support, and early intervention
Partnership: greater ‘place-based’ collaboration and integration between public service agencies and their partners
Performance: more transparency, improved standards and better outcomes for individuals and communities
People: a renewed focus on workforce development and leadership.
These pillars of reform underpin a series of key policy, legislative and investment decisions relating to care and support, including the Change Funds, the agenda for health and social care integration and the implementation of Self Directed Support.
CCPS's conference for 2012 looked at the range of reforms both planned and underway, examining them from the perspective of third sector providers.
Wednesday 28 November
- Prevention and the Change Funds
- Third Sector Collaboration and Partnership
- Creating the workforce of the future
- What and So What? Demonstrating outcomes and impact in provider organisations
- Providers and Personalisation: Hobsons Choice, or Choice and Control
An arm’s-length care provider set up by a local authority is a welcome addition to the local mixed economy
Supporting: Fred McBride, Aberdeen City Council. Opposing: Andy Kerr, Sense Scotland
Reshaping care will remain an unattainable goal until hospital closures begin in earnest
Supporting: Ron Culley, COSLA. Opposing: Tanith Muller, Parkinson's UK.
- The agenda for health and social care integration will result in a battle for supremacy between statutory sector titans, with the third sector crushed in the struggle
- Supporting: Jock Welsh, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland. Opposing: Dr Allan Gunning, NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
Thursday 29 November
On Thursday morning, Geoff Walker [ppt-202kB] from Sandwell Community Caring Trust presented his view of how the third sector can be at the forefront of quality care and support and how his organisation has achieved this. Judith Midgley [ppt-691kB], CCPS Workforce Associate, then gave a view of Quality, Funding and the Third Sector Workforce, which was followed by a panel discussion on the same subject, chaired by Martin Cawley of Turning Point Scotland.
Following this, delegates split into a series of breakouts keeping them informed on the following key issues:
- Welfare Reform and the impact on care and support providers
- A Scotland for Children
- Integration of Adult Health and Social Care
- Regulation and Scrutiny: A new direction
The final and very popular session of the conference was led by Laurence Clark, comedian and disability activist, who shared his experiences of the impact of welfare reform, as well as some of his comedy material from his 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show.