LCS Limited consultants have many years’ experience of working in local authority social service departments in permanent senior management positions, as interim managers, and as project coordinators for major improvements and have designed and delivered specialist training to social care professionals.
Most recently our consultants have been working with local authorities, primary care trusts and other organisations to help them transform adult social care and to deliver national priorities for the personalisation of services. For example:
We have recently commenced an innovative piece of work in Kirklees to evaluate the effectiveness of their safeguarding training for adults. The authority was criticised for this work in their last inspection and the outcomes will test the training and its impact against best practice and provide outcome focused solutions for improvement.
Mick Lowe, Managing Director of LCS Limited, recently completed a year as the Strategy and Performance Director at the General Social Care Council where he led on policy development, business planning and personalisation advising the Ministers on workforce implications.
LCS consultants as a team have also been working with a Merseyside council since 2008 to help them develop their work to transform adult social care and personalisation. This has included producing:
A large mapping and gap analysis of information and access networks and nodes
A Vision and Values statement for Personalisation
A Communication Strategy
Three high level analytical reports on the implications of personalisation for Commissioning, Service Planning and Brokerage, and Working with Providers
Best practice research in developing Resource Allocation Systems
An analysis of the IBSEN report with recommendations for local action
A rationalisation of base line data for the £12m pooled budget for Adults with a Learning Disability
An sample audit of care management files
An emerging area of work for us is consultancy for Primary Care Trusts where we have recently worked on projects to re-commission adult advocacy services and supported developments in Continuing Health Care.
For particular examples of our work in Adult Social Care and with Primary Care Trusts around the following areas please follow the links below: