As from June 2015, the CIPFA Social Care and Welfare Reform Panel has combined with the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) Resources Group to form the CIPFA-ADASS Social Care and Welfare Reform Panel.
ADASS and CIPFA have many shared objectives and will be looking together at how best to support the social care sector. Working together achieves improved overall knowledge and capacity and enables administration to be shared, in line with good collaborative practice.
The Panel is co-chaired by Richard Harbord (formerly Chairman of the separate CIPFA Panel) and John Jackson and Simon Williams (of ADASS). The Panel reports to CIPFA's Public Policy and Standards Board and ADASS’s Executive Council.
Meetings are held quarterly, and in line with the importance of integrating health and social care successfully, each quarterly meeting is held in the morning, and followed by a joint meeting with CIPFA’s Health Panel.
The Panel will produce a quarterly newsletter after each meeting with effect from August 2015.
If you have any feedback or questions, or would like to join the Panel, please contact Paul Carey-Kent, Policy Manager for Health and Social Care.
Glasgow: CIPFA Scotland, in conjunction with the HFMA, are holding a one-day conference on 16 September, aimed at senior finance practitioners. Christine McLaughlin (Deputy Director for Health Finance, Scottish Government) will be among those exploring the challenges and opportunities that health and social care integration offer the finance community. Book via E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
London: an Integration Summit (run jointly with HFMA) on 30 September, at which key figures including Chris Ham (Chief Executive, Kings Fund) will set out the latest whole system thinking for strategic managers.
Manchester: details will be available shortly on CIPFA's Health and Social Care Conference. Leading practitioners including Carol Culley (Head of Financial Management, Manchester City Council) will set out the latest issues of which finance staff should be aware - save the date: 21 October.
Download the Health of health finances briefing (PDF, 435KB)
Download the Practical issues in the governance of CCG insight (PDF, 472 KB)
Download our Aligning local public services: Overview report (PDF, 481 KB).