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Configuring joint preventive services

Report | August 2008

CSED published a Configuring Future Services Toolkit in October 2007. The approach, developed with the Institute of Public Care, Oxford Brookes University [IPC], identified opportunities at the health and social care interface to build on Joint Strategic Needs Assessment [JSNA] with joint projects. IPC literature research on conditions affecting older people provided evidence for interventions aimed at maintaining independence and avoiding costly residential care and hospital admissions. Two pilot authorities tested the approach and their experience, including problems they encountered in organisation, resourcing and information access, has influenced the revised recommendations for implementation of such change projects. This paper sets out the new approach and summarises our conclusions on the process of service transformation to deliver better outcomes for older people.