During Summer 2015 NW ADASS reviewed our Sector Led Improvement Programme and we are delighted to introduce our region’s first Regional Account. The aim of the Regional Account is to describe the way in which the region grips the improvement challenge in order to support one another, understand risk and priorities in the region, and co-ordinate a programme of collaboration and support.
Some of the highlights within the region over the last twelve months include:
- Use of intelligence within the improvement programme has helped us articulate a set of priorities that are specific to our region
- 10 peer reviews completed, with a particular focus upon safeguarding
- Piloting a focused and flexible ‘team to team challenge’ between Wigan and Liverpool, focusing upon commissioning, carers and information and advice
- A regional support programme for implementation of the Care Act, with ongoing national Care Act stocktakes demonstrating ongoing progress and improving confidence
- Carrying out research with 23 NW commissioners to identify priorities for collaboration and learning and support needs across the region
NW ADASS Guide to Risk Awareness Tool
Click here to view our risk awareness tool.
NW ADASS Team to Team Peer Challenge Methodology
Through discussion and debate between the Executive Board and NW SLI Board a shortened version of the LGA 5 day peer review process was developed. The NW SLI Programme Director and Chair of the SLI Board have worked with colleagues to update and agree the scope of peer challenges and key areas of focus. The process includes agreeing a schedule of meetings with key individuals and teams, including Councillors, senior managers, other Council staff, service users, carers and partners and a list of key documents for the peer challenge team to have access to before and during the 3 days on site review.
Click here to view the methodology.
Memorandum of Understanding
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed to assist the 23 upper tier local authorities that make up the North West Region. It includes sharing of best practice, shadowing, buddying, action learning and offers of support. The MoU has been signed off by the lead portfolio holder, chief executive and DASS for each of the 23 authorities.
Plan on a Page
The Plan on a Page shows the reporting lines of how all the workstreams of North West ADASS fit together.