Care Reviews

Annual care package reviews are vital to ensuring you have an efficiently run Adult Social Care department that functions as it should. The Care Act 2014 and The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 have brought much positive change to service users and their families, but Local Authorities are struggling to cope with their new responsibilities. Issues with funding and staff recruitment and retention mean many Local Authorities have thousands of overdue annual reviews with no way of working through these with permanent staff and locum social workers.

Adult Social care Assessment and councils are discussing face to face.

We know from experience that these annual reviews are often pushed to the side in favor of Social Work teams focusing on incoming assessments and complex ongoing interventions. From many Local Authorities, this is an easy decision to make as there is an assumption that the individual already has support in place and therefore obligations are being met. What is often overlooked is the huge costs that leaving these annual reviews can have on Adult Social Care budgets.

Change is needed, and our care review projects are set up to achieve quick and clear results.

On a pay-per-review or set contract fee basis our team will take on the responsibility of clearing your overdue care reviews with minimal impact on your management team. At Socia Partners, we work on an individual basis with our Local Authority partners as we understand there is no “one size fits all” solution to the issues facing each area. By contacting us, we can complete an individual consultation with your Adult Social Care departments to build a bespoke plan, with clear goals, timeframes, and outcomes, that will help get your services running smoothly and efficiently.

A woman is standing and with carrying a laptop, and a man standing nearby representing real life social care reviews.

Here’s a real-life example:

How one Council has used this method to clear their overdue reviews and save money:

280 reviews completed over 16 weeks using a strengths-based approach.

36 packages of care were reduced.

Savings of well over £50,000 were achieved.

If you require a similar project on a larger scale, we’re able to facilitate this using our network of talented, trusted social workers. We’ve been involved in clearing backlogs of up to 2000 reviews, on time and on budget.

Just some of the Councils our
staff have supported:

Lincolnshire County Council

Coventry City Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Warwickshire County Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Adult social care team discussing assessment services with councils.

Any questions?

See our FAQs and glossary, or get in touch to ask us what you need to know.

How does your service differ from traditional locum social work?

Rather than your Local Authority hiring agency social workers on short-term hourly contracts, ours is a direct social work delivery service. We specialize in clearing backlogs of overdue reviews, clearing waiting lists for initial assessments and

Another huge benefit of our service is how it reduces pressure on your senior members of staff. Unlike locum social workers, who require supervision and frequent input from seniors and managers, we manage projects in house. This saves time, protects workloads and is more cost effective.

Are there any risks to my Local Authority?

We pride ourselves on our risk free strategies. You will only ever pay for work that is completed, which gives you peace of mind that funding is being used effectively to meet measurable outcomes. We’d love to talk through our pricing options with you to demonstrate how we can guarantee this.

Which Councils have you worked with?

Our staff have completed projects for Warwickshire County Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Coventry City Council to name a few. We’re able to partner with any Local Authority in England or Wales, and many of our social workers have duel registrations.

How do you price your services?

Our pricing page gives details on our different pricing strategies, but for a personalised quote please contact our team via email or our contact page. We also offer a CHC funding calculator, which allows you to estimate how much your Local Authority could save through using our services.

What areas of social work do you specialise in?

We are a specialist Adult Social Care service, and have years of experience working within Older Adults, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health teams completing review and assessment projects. We also consider ourselves experts in Continuing Healthcare and supporting Local Authorities to save millions through effective CHC funding applications. Please see our CHC assessments page to find out more.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.
We also have a glossary page to explain some of the most common adult social care jargon.