The ADASS Informatics Network (AIN) NW Workstream is chaired by Valda Williams, Head of ICT Commissioning, Security and Compliance at Cheshire East Council.
The key priority is to develop a support and collaboration network across the NW to identify and promote clear guidance and good practice in social care IM&T to help their councils with responsibility for social care maintain and enhance electronic reporting systems.
Terms of Reference are available Here
Joint ADASS / LGA work stream 2015-16: “Engaging Citizens Online for the Care Act”
Almost all councils intend to implement some degree of “online self-service” to meet the requirements of the Care Act and enable citizens to transact 24/7 with the council for certain tasks. The table below shows the results from the January 2015 Stocktake survey carried out by the joint Care & Support Reform team covering all adult social care councils.
Implementing online self-service can raise questions around a variety process, priority, stakeholder engagement, role of third sector and care providers, legalities, software options, procurement and user testing.
The national ADASS / LGA team is offering to organise a workshop with each region to support councils with implementation during this financial year. We have started in the South East and their agenda follows as an example. This workshop is aimed primarily at Care Act Leads and citizen engagement managers with technology staff in support. We then expect to work with the regional ADASS Informatics Network group to organise a second workshop focusing on the software opportunities and issues.
Further information available Here