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FIVE REASONS TO USE THE MAX TOOLKIT

The MAX project team really do value the views of the people who use our toolkit and we frequently use the feedback we receive from them to guide our ongoing revisions and promotion of the MAX toolkit. So, when a local authority (LA) analyst attending our information sharing event last autumn suggested that we summarise […]

WHY SURVEY REPORTS MATTER

In our previous blog we suggested that focused analysis is key to maximising the relevance and value of adult social care (ASCS) and carers’ (PSS SACE) survey data for local performance improvements. This is certainly true and, while such analysis may take some effort, the results should surely be enough to convince potential ‘consumers’ of […]

USING FOCUSED ANALYSIS TO FULFIL LOCAL INFORMATION NEEDS WITH ASCS AND PSS SACE DATA

The data from the adult social care (ASCS) and carers’ survey (PSS SACE) can be used to inform local performance improvements (e.g. via outcomes-based commissioning), but our earlier activities and consultations with LA staff found that most organisations were primarily using the data for performance monitoring (e.g. benchmarking) [see our earlier blog for further details]. […]

THE VALUE OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Those of you that took part in the toolkit consultations and/or have taken a sneak peek at the final MAX toolkit may now be wondering why the planning guide includes links to a number of stakeholder engagement strategies. Stakeholder engagement, after all, is more relevant to the kinds of people who run businesses and not […]

INTRODUCING THE MAX TOOLKIT

After an extended period of consultation, the MAX toolkit is now online! The aim of the MAX toolkit is to provide local authority (LA) staff with the guidance and tools they need – and have in many cases requested – to use more data from the adult social care and carers surveys to inform local […]