July 2013

What makes a trustworthy assessment?

The new Care Bill and the aim of making integrated care the norm add increased emphasis to the need for good, consistent assessment. There is likely to be more social care assessment activity due to greater equality for carers and the new funding arrangements, together with a wider range of roles in more diverse agencies undertaking assessments. The answer to what makes a trustworthy assessment is crucial to achieving proportionality, reducing duplication and, consequently, being efficient.