Achieving outcomes based commissioning in home care

Document type
Discussion paper
Author(s)
Koehler, Ingrid
Publisher
Local Government Information Unit
Date of publication
26 April 2016
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Outcomes based commissioning (OBC) is a means of procuring home care for people which focuses less on the tasks associated with addressing individual needs, and more on improved overall outcomes for individuals – supporting people to do things for themselves, getting dressed, getting out, doing things that make life enjoyable for them.

The LGIU have brought together council commissioners, local and central government policy specialists, social entrepreneurs, technologists and social innovators to look at the issues around OBC and to test initial reactions to CoCare, the social care app and information system designed by LGIU and tech and design partners.

This discussion paper provides a thorough examination of outcomes based commissioning and what the barriers may be.

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