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Next Steps for Personalisation in the North 
NW ADASS are pleased to announce an upcoming event in partnership with TLAP and ADASS Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Do you want to move past being Care Act compliant? 
  • Do you know how to balance Integration with Personalisation? 
  • Do you want to be involved at the cutting edge of developing new models of care that can balance these two key agendas cost effectively? 
  • Are you keen to start offering Individual Service Funds but want support to get started? 
  • Should you be involved in planning together as a region what needs to happen next for personalisation and working out what support you need to take those steps? 
If the answer is YES to any of the above and you’re a local Director, Commissioner or Programme Manager join us on the 23rd November 9:30 AM – 2:45 PM at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH.
Confirmed Speakers:
Helen Sanderson talking about a new model of Home Care and how Individual Service Funds can play a critical role in moving to personalised support for all, with Ann Lloyd from the Tri-borough in London
Angela Gardner demonstrating how Individual Service Funds are transforming care in Calderdale
Stuart Cameron-Strickland presenting Progress on Community Resilience and Asset Mapping and its contribution to asset based approaches in Leeds
Martin Walker from TLAP bringing a National perspective
To register for the event please click here

NW ADASS Planning Workshop (attendance is by Invitation only)
As part of the regional planning process for 2017, a workshop has been arranged on 7th December.  The workshop is an opportunity to shape the regional programme for 2017 and agree a set of strategic objectives to which the NW ADASS Branch can channel its capacity, energy, expertise and available resource.  The workshop will provide colleagues with an opportunity to explore the data through our Balanced Scorecard, take account of local, regional and national challenges/issues and understand the high priority risk areas with information taken from the CHIP Risk Awareness Self-Assessment process.  The workshop will allow colleagues to have challenging conversations around the areas which efforts should concentrate on as we continue to work within the STP's and Devolutions boundaries.

The Programme Office will provide an update on the agreed future programme in the New Year.

Former NW ADASS Chair
NW ADASS are extremely pleased to learn that their former Chair Sue Lightup has been elected unopposed to be the Co-Chair for the ADASS Associate Network, alongside Julie Jones.
NW ADASS would like to congratulate Sue on her election and wish her every success in her role. 

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)
Trainees on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) in the North West were challenged to think beyond the NHS at a regional welcome event hosted by the NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) last Friday.  The overarching theme of the day was a focus on systems-thinking to encourage trainees to explore how the NHS fits into the wider health and social care landscape. Building on an introduction by Kay Worsley-Cox, Deputy Director of the NHS NWLA to the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) driving a new mode of collaborative working, the trainees participated in a series of interactive sessions with representatives from across the system including the voluntary sector, local authority and the healthcare sciences. Steve Reddy, Executive Director of Families and Wellbeing Services at Warrington Borough Council provided the trainees with a fascinating insight into the ambitions, challenges and opportunities for local authorities working to improve health and social care within their communities. The audience were also privileged to listen to talks from Dr John Howarth on the development of a population health-focused “integrated care community” in Millom, Cumbria and Rick Bolton, founder of the charity ‘Izzy’s busy’, who drew into sharp relief the critical importance of integrated health and social care systems from his experiences of accessing support for his son, Isaac.  The event was introduced by Mel Pickup, Chief Executive of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust and Chair of the NHS NWLA’s Regional Emerging Leaders Steering Group (RELSG) reflecting on the challenges ahead for future leaders of the NHS and finished with trainees keen to begin creating the networks that will drive forward a more integrated, collaborative and interconnected healthcare system.  They will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the wider components of health as future system leaders through the NW+ programme run by the NHS NWLA for trainees on the scheme in the upcoming months.  
Case Studies and Best Practice
1.  Adult Disability Services
Stockport  Council  in common with all other councils in the country are continually looking at different ways in which services can be delivered and money can be saved, without causing additional risk to vulnerable people. Adult Disability Services has had savings to achieve year on year and in 2013/14 a range of options were being considered to enable these savings to be made.
The remodelling of the ‘in house’ supported tenancy service for adults with learning disabilities was agreed and for the service to continue to provide support to people who are assessed as having complex needs, whilst seeking to identify alternative provision for those who are assessed as having less complex needs.
A project group was formed, that included representatives from the Assessment and Commissioning Team, the ‘in house’ provider service, finance and procurement. Representatives from Stockport Advocacy also formed part of the project group.
A series of awareness raising events and information sharing sessions were arranged for people we support and their families/advocates, to encourage consideration of their taking more personalised forms of support. This was linked to the “Making Choices, Having Control” programme which aimed to increase the options available to people.  To view the full case study please click here

If you need more information or have any questions please contact the Programme Office and we will put you in touch with the relevant person.
2. A Strengths-Based Approach to supporting offenders in the NW (anonymised)
Colleagues are increasingly exploring ‘strength’ or ‘asset based’ approaches. Put simply, an asset based approach begins with the person or the communities’ assets and strengths, and explores how they can be put in control.  In the NW we are working towards an OD programme for organisations, and a Festival of Strengths later in the year will showcase all our good work. Different approaches are already being delivered across the NW. As we identify exactly what a strengths based approach ‘looks, smells and feels’ like, the NW ADASS Programme Office is looking to identify examples.
One NW local authority agreed to share a fantastic example of how partners can work in new ways in order to support offenders. Details have been anonymised given the nature of the work.  To view a full version of the case study, please click here

If you need more information or have any questions please contact the Programme Office and we will put you in touch with the relevant person.
If you have any cast studies or good practice that you would like to share with colleagues, please get in touch with the Programme Office to reserve a place in this section.
Other Regional Events

GM Connected Health Cities: Care Pathways & Opportunities to Engage
The next meeting of the GM Connected Health Ecosystem takes place on 3rd November 2016 at The Hive, 51 Lever St, Manchester, and focusses on the Department of Health funded Connected Health Cities programme. The morning session (0900-1300) will give attendees from across academia, industry, and NHS & social care organisations, the opportunity to find out more about the two care pathways that form part of the GM element of the initiative, as well as explore ways in which to engage with, and benefit from, the opportunities that data sharing and technology can offer.
Those interested in attending can find out more and register online here

Transformation Masterclass: Learning from the Nuka Health and Wellbeing System
On 14th October a highly successful event took place at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, which featured Alaska's South Central Foundation 'Nuka' Systems and Culture.  
The healthcare system has been entirely created, managed and owned by the Alaskan Native people to ensure an approach to health and care that is truly owned by the community.
This was a unique opportunity for the North West to learn directly from a very successful community-led integrated healthcare system.
Event Materials
Slides from the event are available here and the sessions that were broadcast via Periscope are available to play back using the links below.
Learning from the Nuka health & wellbeing system
Leading change and innovation
Q&As, Reflection & summary

Future Leaders: Welcome to the North West
23rd November 2016; 10:00-16:00; Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester M8 0RY
Joining future leaders from across the North West
An exciting event inspiring the next generation of future leaders to take an active role in shaping the North West leadership community.
What to expect
Connect with other future leaders from a variety of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to engage in collaborative leadership across the North West. This is not your normal conference: expect workshops, group activities, speed networking, keynote speakers, lots of interesting conversations and to learn more about future opportunities such as cross-sector action learning and the XChange programme.  Further information is available here
National News

World Mental Health Day

On 10 October, Public Health England and Health Education England jointly published a new resource of Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Training Programmes, available here.
PHE Director of Health and Wellbeing Kevin Fenton and National Workforce Lead Shona Arora jointly published a blog on building the knowledge and skills of the workforce in public mental health, available here 

Supporting integration through new roles and working across boundaries report

In July the LGA distributed a major report on which was commissioned from the Kings Fund jointly with NHS Employers. The report was launched at a roundtable event and since then the LGA have been working with the Kings Fund to finalise a write-up of that event which is attached for information and distribution. The document includes two useful case studies.   More information is available from NHS Employers

ADASS presents evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee
Last week Ray James, Immediate Past President of ADASS presented oral evidence to the CLG Committee on Adult Social Care. The transcript of the session can be found here
On 18th October, Margaret Willcox gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS. You can watch this on the Parliament website here

State of Care
Demands are increasing on health and social care.  State of Care – ECIP annual overview of health and social care in England – looks at the trends, highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care.   To view a copy of the 2015/16 report please click here  

Improved Better Care Fund Monies for Social Care
“From 2017 the Spending Review makes available social care funds for local government, rising to £1.5 billion by 2019-20, to be included in an improved Better Care Fund.”
The following links are a letter submitted to CLG by SIGOMA, to seek the Minister's assurance in relation to the additional monies announced in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, along with the response received from the Minister.
Letter to CLG from SIGOMA
CLG response to SIGOMA

ECIP Offer slide deck final updated 20 October 2016
The ECIP offer slides and the publication, Transforming urgent and emergency care services in England – Safer, faster, better: good practice in delivering urgent and emergency care, this is a guide for local health and social care communities. ECIP Offer
Transforming urgent and emergency care services in England
A guide for local health and social care communities
Safer, faster, better: good practice in delivering urgent and emergency care

National Children & Adult Services Conference 2016
Manchester Central 2 - 4 November 2016
Organised by the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS), the National Children and Adult Services Conference is vital to all with responsibilities for or interests in social care, children's services, education, health and related fields.
Included is a mix of keynote and ministerial addresses, plenary sessions by significant players and the opportunity to participate in breakouts and for networking.  The event is regularly used as a platform for policy announcements and offers the opportunity for discussions with Ministerial and shadow teams.  Further information and booking is available here

Integrated primary and acute care system (PACS) and enhanced health in care home frameworks
NHS England has now published new care model frameworks, Integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS) and Enhanced health in care homes, along with press releases about the two frameworks. The publications highlight the detail behind each care model, based on features and experiences from the nine PACS vanguards and six care home vanguards, which have been collated into a common framework for each. The frameworks have been developed in partnership with the vanguards and a wide range of partners and will hopefully inspire other health and care organisations and systems who are interested in implementing new models of care. The frameworks should be read in conjunction with the multispecialty community provide framework. More information about the new care models programme and vanguards can be found here
NHS Digital Adult Social Care September 2016
The NHS Digital, formerly the Health and Social Care information Centre (HSCIC), annual letter to provide information on the national adult social care data returns has now been released and can be found here. The announcements include the submission deadlines for the 2016-17 and also some changes to the returns for 2017-18.
Keep Calm and Make it Personal Report
The report written by Caroline Marsh, ADASS Associate and supported by Younifi is now available to download here.  The report builds on some of the themes touched on in the first report,  ‘Let’s Get Personal’. This piece explores what keeps people well and the role technology plays in promoting resilience and wellbeing as part of a rich life experience.
Useful Information
  • North West Employers Upcoming Events - View events for councillors, officers, administrators and front line staff to help improve current skills and grow new ones.
  • Quick Guide to supporting patients choices - This is one of a series of quick, online guides providing practical tips and case studies to support health and care systems.
  • AQuA Events - AQuA are a NHS health and care quality improvement organisation at the forefront of transforming the safety and quality of healthcare.
  • MIAA Events - Keeping their clients informed on emerging governance and wider policy developments.
  • iNetwork - iNetwork’s vision is to help local public service organisations to “collaborate to innovate” and thereby provide effective support for their users, patients and communities.
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