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 for social care professionals.
Most recently our consultants have been working with local authorities, social care providers, NHS Trusts and other organisations to help them transform adult social care; to deliver national priorities for the personalisation of services and to integrate health and social care.
We provide safeguarding training and support for a number of organisations and have delivered all the training to one North London Borough for over 4 years.
We are experts in Fair Access to Care Services working with a number of authorities to ensure they fully understand and implement their policy decisions on this critical issue to be made more challenging with the implementation of the Care Act.
We provide reflective supervision development and training for local authorities in both children’s and adults services.
We completed an innovative piece of work in a northern Metropolitan borough 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, 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 worked with a Merseyside council to help them develop their work to transform adult social care and further develop 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
For particular examples of our work in Adult Social Care please follow the links below: