Steve Garland/ External Specialist Advisor
Steve has over 30 years experience in Adult Social Care and has had an extensive career spanning across Social Services, Health organisations and Third Sector. He has had experience as a Care worker, a Community Worker, Social Worker, Senior practitioner, Team Manager, Integrated Manager and Senior Manager. He has led on major transformational programmes and significant restructurings and developed innovative projects in terms of progression and leading to improved outcomes for people and extensive savings.He has expertise in Strategic and Operational issues at a local,regional and national level.He is also currently a Trustee of Ategi which provides Shared Lives Schemes across the UK
He has been working for the City and County of Swansea on a substantial project which focuses on the development of a robust and sustainable commissioning process for people with a Learning Disability and Mental Health Issues.
It has focused on
a, developing a multi agency outcome focused approach to assessment and care and support planning and supporting staff to identify outcomes in a co productive way
b) Engaged with all relevant partners to ensure full agreement on the process is achieved
c) Ensure process is fully compliant with all relevant Welsh Government legislation and guidance,with particular reference to Continuing Health Care guidance
d) Robust Decision making systems
e) Clear accountability and audt systems
f) Comprehensive Contract and Procurement arrangements
g) Financial probity systems
h) Review and Right Sizing methodology highlighting the progression opportunities for individual
This has involved engagement with Senior Officers,Managers and all relevant staff in the commissioning process and establishing a deliverable product to ensure robust decision making systems,accountability,auditing and control measures.This has been delivered through a Project Management Approach and the process has been piloted and evaluated with improvement plans in place.
Its has also involved the development of significant budget saving strategies and transformatioinal programmes.He has carried out extensive research on best practice and examples of evidence based models in order to deliver the product.
He is also worked with a major UK Social Care Provider, providing advice and guidance on future business planning and market priorities in the area of mental health Service Delivery
He has worked as an Associate for IPC on a time limited piece of work with another Associate,helping to develop a national template for assessment in Substance Misuse.
He is currently working in Powys County Council which is focusing on the review of High Cost Complex Need packages involving assessment,review and right sizing /right pricing in the context of a progression based model.
He has also worked in Spain which involved delivering a workshop on Commissioning and the development of Community Based models of Supported Accommodation for individuals with Complex needs as part of an all Spain Conference on Inclusion.Further work has been identified for 2017 in relation to delivering this model in the Spainish context.
Prior to January 2016, Steve was a Principal Officer for Adult Care for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Social Services and was in post from 2008.
¡ Lead Officer for a complete restructuring of all Assessment and Care Management Services in Neath Port Talbot which included the development of new roles and responsibilities for all posts from Team Manager down to unqualified posts, new teams structures and the development of operational policies for the new structure Management of a range of Assessment and Care Management Services, including Learning Disability, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and includes a new Pan Disability team which has been recently developed following a restructuring .
¡ The development of Strategic and Commissioning Strategies and Market Position Statements across all Adult Service Areas
¡ Lead officer for the delivery of the Closer to Home Project in Neath Port Talbot CBC which is a regional partnership between three Local Authorities,Health Boards,Registered Soicial Landlords and Care Providers.The focus of the project is to deliver supported accommodation to individuals with complex needs who are placed out of area in theier own communities.
¡ Directly managed internal Services including day services, respite services and community independence services. This includes acting as Responsible Individual for regulated services under the CSSIW
¡ Managing Safeguarding and Adult protection services which includes Deprivation of Liberty processes, Mental Capacity/Best interest arrangements following Cheshire West ruling
¡ Responsible for Quality Team which is looking at quality issues in care homes and implementing a holistic approach to monitoring of service delivery in conjunction with Health.
¡ Lead role in the Transforming Adult Social Care Programme which is across all Adult Care services and has involved Programme and project management skills in terms of coordinating and delivering key products for transformation in line with national and regional drivers.
¡ Developed a commissioning model focusing on improving practice so that detailed information is gathered in relation to care and robust data that supports confident and comprehensive negotiations with providers. Key products include improved outcomes for people and significant savings ie 2.7 million
Presentation of competencies
Attitude towards adult learners with disabilities
Expectations from adult learners with disabilities
Attitude of other learners
Adult learners with disabilities advocacy
Attitude towards accessibility laws and regulations
Managing physical access
Planning learning and assessment
Recognising prior learning and experience
Managing personal data
Health and safety
Recording and reviewing progress and achievements
Staff expertise on adult learners with disabilities
Communication with adult learners with disabilities
Promoting the learning provision
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