CACI helps Children and Adult Services make good decisions in tough times

Top Quote 'Tough times, good decisions' is the theme on stand B9 at the National Children and Adult Services Conference, 19-21 October 2011, ICC London ExCeL, where CACI is launching a number of new initiatives designed to support good decision making. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - In Children & Young People's (C&YP) Services, CACI's response to the new government-funded Children's Improvement Board is the development of the CACI Children's Improvement Partnership Group, set up to provide helpful advice and consultancy for Local Government Group (LGA) members keen to maintain and improve children's services in the face of serious government cuts. Also new will be CACI's ChildView Integrated Support Services (ISS) solution, a new module within its ChildView system, designed to help C&YP services to monitor and manage programmes of prevention quickly and efficiently.

    In adult services, CACI's care provider solution OfficeBase will be showcased. Developed to help care home and home care providers to optimise their resources, OfficeBase helps managers to balance the operational needs of running their business with the provision of person-centric services. With ever increasing personalisation comes the need for flexibility from providers of care but this can sometimes threaten operational efficiency, which ultimately drives up cost. Improving outcomes whilst at the same time maximising resource utilisation is a challenge that OfficeBase has been specifically designed to address.

    Expert support for Children's Services

    Formed to help Children's Services embrace the transformational agenda laid out in the Munro Report, the CACI Children's Improvement Partnership Group (CIPG) comprises a collection of specialist and highly experienced consultancies offering diagnostic services and carefully tailored support to help with self-assessment, performance improvement and local policy implementation.

    Accredited under the Local Government Group Children's Improvement Board (LGG CIB) framework, the CIPG will work hand-in-hand with the Children's Improvement Board (CIB), who will be responsible for the overall development and delivery of offers of support to local councils. The CIB will be charged with the task of anticipating and identifying new and emerging challenges for councils, as well as helping to define their requirements for improvement support delivered by CIPG in a timely, relevant and helpful manner.

    Tools for transformation

    Committed to providing 'Tools for Transformation' and seamless ICT systems, CACI will also be previewing ChildView Integrated Support Services (ISS), a software solution designed to help Children's Services Departments implement early intervention programmes and manage issues quickly and efficiently before problems escalate. Identified in the Munro Report as an area in which investment must be made, ChildView ISS is a new module within CACI's innovative ChildView system that provides a single platform across all years 0-19 and across all C&YP services, including education, social care, early years and youth services. Commenting on the new software package, Kevin Sparks, Vice President, CACI Limited said: "ChildView ISS will help Local Authorities to build capacity, achieve better outcomes and establish high quality and sustainable multi-professional early intervention practices and inclusive services."

    Optimising social care for the elderly

    Also featured will be CACI's OfficeBase software for providers of both residential and domiciliary care services. Designed to help suppliers sensitive to the alternative funding discussed in the Dilnot Report to embrace the personalisation agenda, OfficeBase was developed to help residential care home and home care providers balance the operational needs of their businesses with the provision of person-centric services delivered to timeframes determined and funded on an individualised basis.

    Concluding Kevin Sparks, Vice President, CACI, said, "The Dilnot Report is the latest in a series of discussions seeking to find a lasting solution to the demographic time bomb faced by our society. Quite often it has been a post code lottery that determines the level of service the elderly receive. The tension that exists between a more flexible and personalised service of universal consistency and the operating efficiency of providers needs to be resolved by all parties if we are to make progress. More agile and responsive business systems help providers resolve this tension."

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