Councils and independent care providers need to create “more
transparent and collaborative” partnerships to bring stability to
the residential, nursing and home care sector, the Association of
Directors of Social Services has warned.
Independent health and social care providers must be involved in
the planning, delivery, monitoring and review of local services. In
some cases, partnerships could lead to the joint identification of
staffing and training requirements, the ADSS adds in its
The result of a year-long series of meetings, the study provides
examples of where local partners have worked together to improve
their commissioning of care.
The ADSS also urges councils and private care providers to
recognise that change cannot take place effectively “without a
proper pooling of the knowledge, expertise and innovation contained
within the independent and statutory sectors”.
– Implementing Building Capacity and Partnership in Care