Glossary - B
||Part of the Resource Allocation System (RAS). A series of
questions about an individual's needs identifies a score which,
when related to a series of bandings, enables an indicative
allowance to be identified.
||A comparison of similar services by quality performance
||Organisations working together formally to review and
compare performance and processes and share good
||A duty on local authorities to assess and review the
services they provide for local people and improve them by the best
means available. This must be done in consultation with the people
who use the services and the wider local community.
||British Institute of Learning Disabilities
||A contract, which guarantees a given volume of business with
the service provider, usually enabling the contractor to obtain a
reduction in the unit cost of service, provided.
|Block Gross Contract
||A contract for a short term support service. Payments are
made for a fixed number of service users.
|Block Subsidy Contract
||A contract for a support service which is long-term or
permanent, e.g. sheltered housing. Grant payments to the provider
will vary, depending on how many people receiving the support
service qualify for the subsidy at any given time. Providers tell
the Supporting People team on a monthly basis who has moved in and
out of their service, and the subsidy payment is adjusted
||There are two types of brokerage that we are working on as part
of our transformation of services:
- Support Brokerage (also known as Care Navigation)
This is where you would receive support from a social care
professional to take as much control over your support as you can
and as much as you choose to. You will know your individual
allocation of funding and will have identified the outcomes you
want and need to achieve in order to be as independent as you can
and to maintain and enhance your health and wellbeing. Your
support broker can assist you with the writing up of your support
- Service Brokerage
This takes place after the Support Plan has been agreed and when
services need to be put in place. Service Brokers will deal
directly with the service providers if you do not want to make your
own arrangements with the provider.
Brokers will source and negotiate with service providers to
secure the most appropriate and effective provision as determined
in the support plan. Working cooperatively with social work
colleagues, the Brokerage team will work to ensure that you receive
the best service available for your support needs.
Service Brokerage will have close links with the Contracts and
Commissioning team to ensure that communication about service
provision – additional requirements, service user feedback, quality
issues – are fed back to the team. Service Brokers will also
be responsible for amending purchases of existing services and
ending services when requested to do so.
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- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
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