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This article looks at the legal and policy context for the development of advocacy services and considers the legal issues which arise when developing standards and codes of practice for advocacy services, in particular capacity, consent and confidentiality.
Valuing People presents a range of challenges for managers and other stakeholders. Partnership boards are charged with leading the change process. The paper sets out the steps that the West Sussex Board has taken to meet these challenges and describes in particular a ‘framework for...
This article examines what has been learnt about practice-academic partnership from two Research in Practice projects aimed at supporting the development of evidence-based practice in social care. Tangible support from organisations is needed to support both the partnership approach and the...
This paper explores how Standard 8 of the NSF for Older People can help local services and communities address the health inequalities agenda. We introduce the initiatives being undertaken by eight pilot sites participating in the Pre‐Retirement Health Check Pilots Initiative managed by the...
The National Service Framework for Older People (DoH, 2001) is a ten‐year plan which aims radically to improve health services for older people. Central to the plan is the belief that older people should be involved as ‘genuine partners’ in the implementation process. In this article we...
This is the third in a series of articles about trying to develop better evidence for a service on the health/social care interface. All are based on our experiences of carrying out a comparative study of residential rehabilitation for older people. The first two dealt with methodology and...
Primary care groups and trusts, social services and wider local authority departments are making good progress in developing partnerships in a rapidly changing policy environment. These partnerships are developing at different levels (strategic planning, operational service delivery), both with...
This paper explores how Standard 8 of the NSF for Older People can help local services and communities address the health inequalities agenda. We introduce the initiatives being undertaken by eight pilot sites participating in the Pre-Retirement Health Check Pilots Initiative managed by the...
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