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No Health without Mental Health - cross Government outcomes strategy

posted on Wednesday 2nd February 2011

New strategy published today representing the Governments aims of achieving parity or esteem between physical and mental health. 


DH Making Written Information easier to understand guidance paper

posted on Thursday 18th November 2010

DH Guidance for people who commission or produce EasyRead information - revised edition 2010


SCIE Enabling Risk Ensuring Safety - Self Directed Support and Personal Budgets

posted on Thursday 18th November 2010

Report published by SCIE written by Sarah Carr exploring research findings and emerging principles and practice concerning risk whilst also recognising the wider context of safeguarding in adult social care


DH Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained - Risk Guidance for people with Dementia

posted on Tuesday 16th November 2010

The Department of Health and partners have published this comprehensive guidance pack which provides essential reading for commissioners and providers of services for people experiencing  Dementia


SITRA Prevention and Personalisation Report

posted on Friday 8th October 2010

On behalf of Yorkshire and Humber HRS group, SITRA have produced this report, The Case for Housing Related Support.


All Together Now - developing alternatives to just paid support

posted on Wednesday 6th October 2010

Many of the current models of providing services are neither sustainable financially, nor are they particularly desirable or successful in helping people to develop a wide network of family, friends and acquaintances, or to take on valued social roles. Hence the need to do things differently and stop and think.


Department of Health Quality Outcomes for People with Dementia Update

posted on Thursday 30th September 2010

The DH have revised the outcomes focused implementation plan for Living Well with Dementia - A national Dementia Strategy.  This new plan updates the previous plan which was published in june 2009.


CQC Assessments of Quality Consultation responses published

posted on Monday 20th September 2010

Earlier this year, CQC consulted on proposals for the assessment of quality for health and adult social care in 2010/11.  The results have now been published.


CQC publishes the views of 17,000 people using community mental health services

posted on Monday 20th September 2010

The CQC survey captures the views of more than 17,000 people aged 16 and over who had contact with specialist community mental health services between July and September last year.


Personalisation for Providers - "Making it Happen" - A provider journey from tradition to transformation

posted on Monday 20th September 2010

A really useful and enlightening read for any individual or provider that follows Dimensions on their journey to delivering personlised services.


EasyRead clipart images by Inspired Services Publishing Ltd

posted on Saturday 10th July 2010

Quote SLK and Inspired Services Publishing Ltd will give you a cool discount, read more for details


Government debate on the future of SP Funding - time to have your say

posted on Wednesday 7th July 2010

Is it ime to scrap SP funding? Its time to get involved in the new Government  debate about the future of Supporting People funding.


My home my say co-production in Northamptonshire

posted on Monday 5th July 2010

SLK is pleased to support the NLDPB in the development of a co-production approach to making a housing plan for people with disabilities in the County. If you are interested in following the progress of this project and learning more about co-production in practice, please visit


DH Dignity in Care - Free Dignity Training Resource packs for all Care Settings

posted on Monday 5th July 2010

The Department of Health Care Networks have made available a range of free training materials to help Dignity Champions train staff and promote dignity across all care services.


DH Dignity in Care Audit Tools - Free Resources available

posted on Tuesday 18th May 2010

DH Dignity Champions can now access and share examples of how to evaluate their services and ensure they are delivering a good quality service that respects a persons dignity.


SLK wants to share these Short Videos staring Adults with Disabilities

posted on Thursday 22nd April 2010

Every so often we come across the work of a particular organisation, a person or a project  catches our eye and we cant wait to share it with you. 


SLK supports CLG push it pledge - and YOU can help save lives today

posted on Tuesday 2nd March 2010

As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, Communities and Local Government (CLG) is launching the push it pledge, urging the public to make a pledge to be fire safe and to test their smoke alarms on a weekly basis.  Care & Support Providers are ideally placed to help spread the message and support the campaign - start saving lives today




DH Guidance - Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First

posted on Monday 1st March 2010

Councils are being urged to adopt a joined up approach to assessing eligibility for social care services in a new Department of Health Publication Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First,


Personal Care at Home Bill

posted on Wednesday 17th February 2010

The Personal Care at Home Bill  will enable the Government to provide for those with the greatest care needs to be offered free personal care at home.



New Complaints Procedure for Self Funders closes loophole

posted on Monday 15th February 2010

The Health Bill 2009 proposes for the LGO to extend its jurisdiction to cover an independent complaints-handling role in respect of self-funded adult social care. The new service will commence in 2010


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