This briefing explains that innovative, often small-scale models of health, social care and support for adults could be scaled up to benefit as many people as possible | Social Care Institute for Excellence
Based on research conducted during the spring of 2017, this briefing from the Social Care Institute for Excellence offers the following key messages:
- Innovation is needed more than ever as challenges grow. Innovation does not only mean technological breakthroughs or large restructures. New and better ways of delivering relationship-based care are needed, and already exist, but are inconsistently implemented or poorly scaled.
- For innovation to flourish, better ways to help people bring good ideas from the margins into core business need to be found . The keys to success are:
- a shared ambition to embed person- and community-centred ways of working across the system, using the best available tools and evidence
- co-production: planning with the people who have the greatest stake in our services from the beginning
- a new model of leadership which is collaborative and convening
- investment and commissioning approaches which transfer resources from low quality, low outcomes into approaches which work effectively
- effective outcomes monitoring and use of data to drive change
- a willingness to learn from experience.
The report also has a series of recommendations for Local and National Government.