The House of Care Toolkit
The House of Care describes four key interdependent components that, if implemented together, will achieve patient centred, coordinated service for people living with long term conditions and their carers.
The House of Care Toolkit brings together all the relevant national guidance, published evidence, local case studies and information for patients and their carers, includes information on what tools and resources are required to achieve person-centred coordinated care and how these can be effectively commissioned, and contains resources that are arranged into the key components of the House with and details where to find additional information.
The toolkit is divided into three levels: personal, local and national. The national level currently provides information and resources to support:
- organisational and supporting processes - which covers safety and experience
- engaged, informed individuals and carers - which provides information and resources on personal budgets, lifestyle and supporting self-management
- health and care professionals committed to partnership working - which provides information and resources on delivering a partnership approach to care, clinical champions and professionals support and parity of esteem
- commissioning - which provides information and resources on needs assessment, strategic planning and reducing inequalities.
The toolkit will be further developed to include resources at a personal level to support healthcare professionals to deliver person-centred care and at a local level to support local communities to share learning with others at a local level.