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- 05 Sep
Value Generation is a term we've developed to inform a new way of assessing the impact that services for people with additional needs have. It's not complicated. The words "Value Generation" aren't new, the 3 principles that sit behind those words aren't new either; however, what is new is the intention of Value Generation to change the values (in another seanse) that sit behind the way that...
- 29 Aug
Intensive Housing Management
Many of you will have heard about Intensive Housing Management, some of you will be working with housing providers that have claimed enhanced Housing Benefit in order to fund Intensive Housing Management services to tenants/licensees with additional needs. This will often be people who live in supported housing and sheltered housing (Exempt Accommodation and Specified Accommodation), but also...
- 24 Aug
Funding Supported Housing
As you may have heard the UK Government announced recently (August 2018) that is has effectively withdrawn the key principles of its 2017 Consultations on the future funding of supported housing. This, we hope, puts an end to 3 years of uncertainty around funding.The key points from the UK Government's 24 page statement are as follows:We think that all of these points are positives but we also...
- 08 Nov
NHS BOSS SETS OUT A CASE FOR CASH BOOST
The speech by Mr Stevens at the NHS Providers' annual conference of health managers is being made at the time when three reputable health think-thanks- the Health Foundation, the King's Fund and the Nuffield Trush- publish a joint report calling for the health sector to be given an extra £4bn in 2018.This cash boost was also promised during the EU referendum whereby it was claimed that £350m...
- 03 Nov
THERE IS AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WHO WAIT LONG HOURS IN AMBULANCES BEFORE BEING ATTENDED TO
Reports by The Guardian shows details from the FOI requests which found that:According to the shadow health secretary, Jon Ashworth:"These figures show an ambulance service pushed to the brink by years of Tory underinvestment. It's clear that NHS services last year were operating at the absolute limit of what they could with."There is no excuse for the government to allow another crisis on this...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "It was well-run, in a good location, and very useful. I've only one suggestion; as the session went on it would perhaps have been useful for bullet points of general agreement about what should be in the sector response to be displayed and added to as the session went on, maybe on a flip chart. Regarding your response paper, I particularly like the answer you give to question 9. In fact the general: "if it ain't broke don't fix it" response could be pushed harder." M.P. - Adref Ltd