Partnership working / social care
A challenging yet exciting future lies ahead for health bodies and local authorities. In these times, never has innovation and integration between health and social care been of such paramount importance. Capsticks' health and social care team has experience of both the health and local government sector and can help you to deliver the groundbreaking, and for some service users, life changing, solutions that now need to be delivered.
- Provide advice on the most appropriate legal structures, forms, mechanisms and governance arrangements to assist you in implementing your integration agenda.
- Provide you with practical solutions and insights from experience that we know have worked elsewhere.
- Help the parties to identify and navigate through some of the perceived barriers to integration, including advising on some of the more challenging issues surrounding staff transfers and pensions.
- Draft the required documentation whatever form the integration is to take, whether it be, S75 agreements, integrated management arrangements, transfers of services between local authorities and health bodies, transfers of particular services to social enterprises, whether arising out of right to provide requests or otherwise or transfers to integrated care organisations.
- Guide the way for local authorities in taking on public health functions, in the establishment of their health and wellbeing boards and offer guidance and assistance as to how they can best integrate and work closely with the NHS, clinical commissioners, the third sector, other key partners and their stakeholders.
- Enable you to understand what it is possible to deliver within your vires and statutory powers, particularly with the arrival of the general power of competence and the changes resulting from the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Our work includes:
- S75 arrangements for joint commissioning units, public health and various other services including childrens services, learning disabilities, integrated community equipment services, DOLS and others;
- Considering the impact and redrafting of S75 arrangements and providing options on the structure of integration arrangements
- Transfer of health and social services to an integrated care organisation and to social enterprises.
We can also providing seminars, workshops and guidance to clients on some on the key emerging developments within health and social care including:
- the new requirements for public health and health and wellbeing boards, and the implications of other future changes as a result of the Health and Social Care Bill
- the impact of the right to provide agenda and the implications of the Localism Bill in terms of the community right to challenge and the advent of the power of general competence
- social work practice pilots
- personal budgets and direct payments
- project work focused on integration and prevention
Capsticks and the LGC
Capsticks have partnered with the Local Goverment Chronicle (LGC) creating a series of articles covering the most pressing integration issues facing health and social care providers. To download this years series of articles please click here.
Capsticks are the founders of the Social Enterprise webpages on the LGC (Local Goverment Chronicle) website.
New Local Government Network
We are also a member of the NLGN and have helped facilitate sessions on health and social care.
Local Government Information Unit
We helped the LGIU develop their Briefing Paper on 'Preventative Health Policy'.
Public and patients in the care system
There is an incredible opportunity at the moment for the public and patient point of view to be embedded within the whole health and social care system. Click here to see the full article.
“The excellent level of support and expertise Capsticks have given our project and how essential the understanding of the legal framework has been to being able to confidently move forward. I know that we were especially appreciative of the workshop held at the beginning of the process which enabled us all to grasp the realities of what lay ahead.”
Graham Wilkin, Assistant Strategic Director, Surrey County Council