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Unit 5 Working In Partnership In Health And Social Care

ASSESSMENT BRIEF 

LONDON CHURCHILL COLLEGE 

Programme:                                       HND BTEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Unit Number and Title:                  Unit 5 Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care

Unit Level:                                          QCF Level 4

Module Tutor:                                   Martins Amadi;

Email:                                                    m.amadi@londonchurchillcollege.co.uk

Module Leader:                                                Priyangani Ariyawansha

Personal Tutor: Aisha Ali/Moliha Khatun

Personal tutor Email:                      aisha@londonchurchillcollege.co.uk

                                                                m.khatun@londonchurchillcollege.co.uk

Key dates 

Distribution date:             12th September 2016

Submission date:             06th December 2016

Results:                                4 weeks after submission of assignment

Introduction

Security And Privacy Issues With Big dataThe aim of this assignment is to test the learners understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care.

Learners will need to demonstrate that they realise the importance of partnership philosophies and methods of promoting positive partnerships along with their knowledge of relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures. Learners will also examine strategies to improve the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations

Content

1 Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services

Partnership philosophies: empowerment; independence; autonomy; respect; power sharing; making informed choices

Partnership relationships: with users of services e.g. children, elderly, young people in care, people with disabilities, people with learning difficulties, people with mental health issues, patients, refugees, asylum seekers; with professional groups e.g. social workers, health workers, educationalists, therapists, support workers; with organisations e.g. statutory, voluntary, private, independent, charitable, community forums

2 Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services

Positive partnership working: empowerment; theories of collaborative working; informed decision making; information sharing; confidentiality; professional roles and responsibilities; models of working e.g. unified, coordinated, coalition and hybrid models; management structures; communication methods; current inter-disciplinary and inter-agency working e.g.

Multi-Area Agreements (MAA), Local Area Agreements (LAA); joint working agreements

Legislation affecting partnership working: current and relevant legislation e.g. relating to health, social care, safeguarding children and young people, mental health, disability, data protection, diversity, equality and inclusion

Organisational practices and policies: current and relevant practices; agreed ways of working; statutory, voluntary and private agency practices; local, regional and national policy documents produced by e.g. government departments, specialist units, voluntary agencies; risk assessment procedures; employment practices; service planning procedures

3 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services

Outcomes for users of services: positive outcomes e.g. improved services, empowerment, autonomy, informed decision making; negative outcomes e.g. neglect, abuse, harm, anger, miscommunication, information overload, confusion, frustration, duplication of service provision, disempowerment

Outcomes for professionals: positive outcomes e.g. coordinated service provision, professional approach, clear roles and responsibilities, organised communication, avoidance of duplication, preventing mistakes, efficient use of resources; negative outcomes e.g. professional rivalry, miscommunication, time wasting, mismanagement of funding

Outcomes for organisations: positive outcomes e.g. coherent approach, shared principles, comprehensive service provision, common working practices, integrated services; negative outcomes e.g. communication breakdown, disjointed service provision, increased costs, loss of shared purpose

Barriers to partnership working: lack of understanding of roles and responsibilities; negative attitudes; lack of communication, not sharing information; different priorities; different attitudes and values

Strategies to improve outcomes: communication, information sharing; consultation; negotiation; models of empowerment; collective multi-agency working; dealing with conflict; stakeholder analysis

Assessment Schedule

Assignment Title Assessment Method Criteria Covered Final Submission Dates
LO 1: Partnerships and relationships

LO2: Together we’re stronger

Individual Presentation and Report writing AC 1.1 & 1.2

AC 2.1,2.2 & 2.3

Presentation: Week 10th

Report and Article: 06/12/2016

LO3: Working together – does it always work? Journal Article AC 3.1 & 3.2

 Specification of Assessment

Task 1 (AC 1.1 and 1.2):Presentation and Report

Partnerships and Relationships 

Scenario

Your agency has just secured government funding to establish a centre that deals with one of the following:

  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding young people
  • Drug Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Obesity
  • Others

Before the centre is set up, your manager has tasked you to identify relevant agencies that would assist your organisation in delivering the appropriate care to your service users.

They are keen to ensure that, as a new project, you will be working with agencies that have similar values, philosophies and shared visions.

The assessment is in two parts a promotional Presentation and a formal written report and the assessment criteria for the whole unit will be assessed in both parts.

You are required to choose one of the areas of care listed above and research the different agencies in your locality in order to identify the one that is most closely aligned with your values and philosophy.

The findings of your research will be presented via a promotional presentation to be presented to the trustees to persuade them of the agencies best suited to deliver the work, and supported by a written report which will include an Executive Summary, an outline of the selected condition and associated support needs, an evaluation of current provision and key recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

The results of the research must cover the following:

  1. Explain the philosophy of your chosen agency and how they work in partnership in health and social care (AC 1.1)
  2. Evaluate partnership relationships within health and social care as they impact on your chosen service (AC 1.2)
  3. Analyse models of partnership working across the health and social care sector that are relevant to the service you have selected (AC 2.1)
  4. Review current legislation and organizational practices and policies for partnership working in health and social care and explain how this affects the nature of service that is provided (AC 2.2)
  5. Explain how differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working for service users (AC 2.3)

To achieve M1 will be evidenced by your approach to your assignment and also backed up by your bibliography showing the sources of information you have utilised in reaching your solutions.(Tasks 1- Report)

To achieve D1 synthesis has been used to generate and justify valid conclusions – you have drawn together all the data you have collected and reached valid and justifiable conclusions from the information produced, including cause and effect aspects.

(Task 1- Report)

To achieve M2 you need to show in your presentation the approach you have taken to analyse and apply a variety of solutions to address the situation

(Task 1- Presentation)

To achieve D3 you must be able to demonstrate that you can apply an innovative approach to the workplace and different situations.

(Task 1- Presentation)

Task 2 (AC 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3):Journal Article 

‘‘Working Together’’ – does it always work?

Scenario

Partnership working is a new practice for the staff working in your care home. In order to enhance the knowledge and understanding of outcomes of partnership working,as the manager of the care home you are required to produce a Journal Article on ‘’the outcomes of partnership working’’ for the board of directors of your care home which will be included in the Monthly Journal for the staff members. 

In your Journal Article you should include;

3.1  : Evaluation of possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organizations

3.2  : Analysis of potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services (3.2) 

Note: 3.3 will be covered in Unit 13 assignment brief.

You are required to follow the article writing format for your submission 

To achieve M3 you must use an appropriate and structured approach to the presentation of your ARTICLE. You should use appropriate technical language in your work.

(Tasks  2)

To achieve D2autonomy/independence is demonstrated – your work will show that you have not been heavily reliant on support and guidance from your tutor(s) or others in producing the information.

(Tasks 1 and 2)

Achievement of a pass grade

A pass grade is achieved by meeting all the requirements defined in the assessment criteria for each individual unit.

Achievement of a merit or distinction grade

All the assessment criteria and merit grade descriptors need to be completed within a unit to achieve a merit grade. All the assessment criteria merit and distinction grade descriptors must be completed within a unit to achieve a distinction grade.

Plagiarismand Collusion

Any act of plagiarism and collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

“Using the otherswork without acknowledging the source of information or inspiration. Even if the words are changed or sentences are put in different order, the result is still plagiarism” (Cortell 2003).

Collusion describes as the submission of work produced in collaboration for an assignment based on the assessment of individual work. When one person shares his/her work with others who submit part or all of it as their own work.

Extension and Late Submission

If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using a coursework extension request form available from the college. Please note that the lecturers do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension.

The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.

Merit and Distinction descriptorsISTINC

D

M1

Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

 

Relevant theories and techniques have been applied

 

To achieve M1 will be evidenced by your approach to your assignment and also backed up by your bibliography showing the sources of information you have utilised in reaching your solutions.

 

(Tasks 1)

 

M2

Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques

 

a range of methods and techniques have been applied

 

To achieve M2 you need to show in your presentation the approach you have taken to analyse and apply a variety of solutions to address the situation

(Task 1)

 

M3

Present and communicate appropriate findings

 

An appropriate structure and approach has

been used (in the presentation and

communication of your findings)

To achieve M3 you must use an appropriate and structured approach to the presentation of your ARTICLE. You should use appropriate technical language in your work.

(Tasks  2)

 

DISTINCTION grades

D1

Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified

 

To achieve D1 synthesis has been used to generate and justify valid conclusions – you have drawn together all the data you have collected and reached valid and justifiable conclusions from the information produced, including cause and effect aspects.

(Task 1)

 

D2

Take responsibility for managing and organising

activities

Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated

 

To achieve D2 autonomy/independence is demonstrated – your work will show that you have not been heavily reliant on support and guidance from your tutor(s) or others in producing the information.

(Tasks 1 and 2)

 

D3

Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

Innovation and creative thought have beenapplied

 

To achieve D3 you must be able to demonstrate that you can apply an innovative approach to the workplace and different situations.

(Task 1)

ISTINCTION grades

TION grades

Grade Descriptor

Assignment Submission Guidelines:

 

  • Preferred writing styles Arial, Verdana, and Times New Roman
  • Line spacing 1.5, Font Size 12
  • Consistency in Heading Scheme, bullets and numbering
  • Consistency in top, bottom and left, right margins
  • Alphabetical Harvard referencing and bibliography
Essay Structure:

·       Cover

·       Title Page

·       Contents page.

·       Acknowledgement (optional)

·       Main Body (Tasks)

·       Conclusion.

·       References

·       Bibliography

·       Appendices

Criteria Mapping: Unit 5 Working in partnership 
Unit 5 3.3 devise strategies to improve outcomes for partnership working in health and social care services.

 

Unit 13 2.2 evaluate approaches that may be used to develop effective team working in health and social care

Covered in unit 13 assignment brief

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