Book News: May 24th, 2007

The toolkit, published by the Improvement and Development Agency, was designed to help councils take a balanced approach when assessing how well they support carers. It was developed by four councils recognised as beacons of good practice, with the cooperation of Carers UK and the carers’ leads at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.The toolkit comprises a balanced scorecard, strategies and a questionnaire for carer feedback. The scorecard is designed to assist councils in pulling together data that should be readily available into one central location. This will help demonstrate a range of activities that support carers and ensure that the performance indicator C62 is seen in context of an overall strategic approach.

The scorecard strategies element helps in identifying how carers’ strategies are delivering on the seven strategic outcomes of the White Paper.

The toolkit is available at: http://www.beacons.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=6283626