Introduction and background notes (vocational context)
As a new graduate in Health and Social Care you must understand the factors for change in health and social care services and the practices for evaluating and facilitating change. To do so you will be able to understand the factors that drive changes in health and social care services; you should also be able to evaluate recent changes in health and social care services and finally you must understand the principles of change management.
What you must do
Task 1: LO1 Understand the factors that drive change in health and social care services (Recommended limit 750 words)
Denise is the manager of Local Action for the Disabled (LAD) which is an organisation that runs residential care homes and other services for people with learning disabilities. The local authority has decided to move from residential care to supported living so the LAD care homes will need to be closed and Denise will need to oversee the change from residential care provision to independent and supported community-based living for the residents.
She has been asked by her manager to ensure that the homes are closed and the current residents are moved to appropriate accommodation; to avoid negative publicity about the closure of the homes and identify and redeploy suitable members of staff from the residential care service to support the residents when they move into the new tenancies.
There have been previous attempts to move from the residential home, but they were not successful. Denise knows that different stakeholders such as the residents, their families and the staff have various views. Its a challenging task, she has to manage the process of change for the service users, the staff and the management board. Some of the staff are really keen on the idea of supported living. But others are concerned about the people they care for being abandoned. Some of the residents are all for being supported in a more independent lifestyle. Others feel safe within the residential homes. For them, the idea of supported living is scary. When LAD tried this kind of change before, it didnt work because residents and families were not convinced that it was a good idea. (Adapted from SCIE Website)
Department of Health and Social Care
Using the case study above, demonstrate that you understand the factors that drive change in Health and Social Care Services.
1. explain the key factors that drive change in health and social care services as applied to the case scenario
Show how this factors bring change to health and social care
TECHNOLOGY; eg RECORD KEEPING , EQUIPMENT ETC.
LAWS; eg CARE ACT 2014 encourages people to live in their homes instead of care homes so that they can be in charge of their own budget.
Demographic issue/ cultural
WHAT TO DO
Give a detail account of how and why the above factors occur. PLEASE LIST THEM ONE BY ONE AND GIVE THE ACCOUNT.
THEN RELATE YOUR EXPLANATION TO THE CASE SENARIO
GIVE BRIEF PRACTICAL EXAMPLE FROM A HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTING ,eg how the above factors affected care delivery.
. [P1.1] 2. assess the challenges that key factors of change bring to health and social care services. [P1.2, D2 ]
What to do
Weigh/ balance the advantages and disadvantages of the how the factors in 1.1 brought changes to
THE CARE ORGANISATIONS
THE SERVICE USERS
GIVE A BRIEF PRACTICAL EXAMPLE FROM A HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS
EXAMPLE ; politics/ economics ; when new government came into power in the UK they brought about cuts in benefit which affected the service delivery of the organisation and it also affected the service users etc
PLEASE UK SOURCES/ REFERENCING ONLY
USE REFERENCES AS REQUIRED