The LGiU, with ADASS and the Department of Health, worked with practitioners, providers, members of the financial services industry and service user representatives to design guidance and a toolkit to help councils develop contingency plans that can be rapidly put in place to safeguard and ensure high quality care to some of the most vulnerable members of society who’ve just been made more vulnerable by service failure.
The guide was published on 20 October 2015.
This guide is part of three pieces of work from the Department of Health, ADASS and the LGA to support local authorities in the care market management and sustainability roles. The other two pieces of work are:
- Assessing social care market and provider sustainability – guidance and toolkit for local authorities from Cordis Bright.
- Market shaping toolkit (MaST): supporting local authority and SME care provider innovation and collaboration from the Institute of Public Care.
This project was run collaboratively with input from a wide variety of professionals online and through development events and included an open consultation.