Priority 2 from the Adult Social Work PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What impact is the Care Act having on (a) adult social work practice and (b) the outcomes for people using services and their carers, particularly their well-being and safety? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0074/2
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

The Department of Health and Social Care has funded a set of evaluations of the Care Act - findings are not yet available at November 2018.  Social work is part of the different studies according to role.  One study is focusing on Carers (CASC study - Dr Jose Luis Fernandez et al)

As assessment of the impact of the Care Act 2014 eligibility regulations.  Fernandez JL, Snell T, Marczak J, 2015.

A further Care Act evaulation is: Improving choices for care - a collaborative research project between the University of Kent and the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University.  Professor Stephen Peckham, University of Kent, Professor Bob Hudson, Visiting Professor, University of Kent, Professor David Hunter, Newcastle University, Sam Redgate, Newcastle University and Greg White, University of Kent - initial reporting Oct 2018

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples has/is the care act 2014, making a difference to understanding individuals and their well being and has the care act actively promoted well being in practice? ~ To what extend does the care act allow for a promotion of the social model of mental health, ie, is eligibility too limited to diagnosis in practice? ~ Does the way social workers interpret the care act 'promotion of independence' increase neglect of service users because of excessive fear by social workers of 'dependency'? ~ How do social workers work with independent advocates in relation to 'Care Act 2014 Advocacy', to promote wellbeing - what are the relationships, opinions about advocates and understanding of their role (and advocates' views of and understanding of social workers)
Submitted by Individual survey submissions categorised by Carer, Service User, Other, Group Member, Educator, Manager, Other, Frontline Practitioner, Student, Volunteer.  For full details of the type of submitter for each individual question, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0074
PSP name Adult Social Work
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 61  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 20 July 2018