The health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, regularly produces reports on individual care settings, as well as the national picture for them.
Bubb report calls for closure of learning disability assessment and treatment units
One size doesn't fit all in learning disability sector, says Winterbourne View JIP principal advisor
Power to the people
From service user to citizen – where to next for people with learning disabilities? Alex McClimens and Darren Lee investigate:
To begin, here’s a quick quiz. What links the following cities: Havana, 1959; Paris, 1789; Saigon, 1975; Prague, 1968? They were all sites of revolutionary uprisings where the incumbent leadership was overthrown by a mix of military and people power. Such things don’t just happen in foreign countries as we in the UK too have had our share of revolutionary unrest, although this happened a long time ago.
The thread that links these acts of rebellion was that the majority of the population felt that their political leaders were ignoring the rights of the ordinary citizen. In established Western democracies this situation is now managed by the electoral system that gives citizens the right to vote political parties in or out of government.
Public Services, Deficit Reduction and User Involvement - Now (2014) and Then (1995)
In this Special Report, Alex O’Neil reflects on some fundamental questions about the future of social care. He uses the extensive work that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has undertaken to look particularly at the lessons we have learned about effective participation, and the involvement of people who use services – and the continuing power imbalances that seem so difficult to shift.
Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities: Progress Update.
This report shows progress against the 18 recommendations in the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities both locally and nationally. It also recognises that more needs to be done including all local areas: •participating fully in the Self-Assessment Framework and act on its results •securing the provision of named care co-ordinators •ensuring reasonable adjustments are made and audited
Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2013
Local Government Ombudsman, 2014
This report covers the adult social care complaints that the Local Government Ombudsman has considered during the 2013 calendar year. What constitutes adult social care is often the subject of debate, especially as the boundaries with healthcare become less defined. This report focuses upon complaints about services provided for adults who need extra support. This includes:older people;people with learning disabilities;people with a physical disability;people with a sensory impairment;people with mental ill health; andcarers.
The report considers complaints about all types of registered social care providers regardless of whether care is delivered by a local authority, commissioned by a council or privately funded.