Assignment Briefing and Assessment Criteria
CORW104 Housing Support Services for Independent Living
On successful completion of this module you will be able to … Demonstrated by your ability to …
1.Understand the context in which support services operate in delivering independent living. 1.1. Analyse the context in which support services are provided e.g. personalisation, public expenditure cuts and multi-agency working.
1.2. Evaluate different approaches for providing support services for independent living e.g. floating support.
2. Understand the role of service user involvement in the design and delivery of support services for independent living. 2.1. Describe opportunities for service users to be involved in the design and delivery of support services for independent living.
2.2. Evaluate the impact of service user involvement in the delivery of support services for independent living.
3. Understand the legislative, funding and monitoring framework for support services for independent living. 3.1. Summarise the legislative framework for support services.
3.2. Explain how support services for independent living are funded.
3.3. Explain how support services for independent living are monitored internally and externally.
The task is a report with two parts:
• Carry out an analysis and evaluation of the environment in which housing organisations aim to deliver support services to enable independent living. This will involve consideration of the following:
• The legislative framework for the provision of support services
• The funding of support services
• The Monitoring of the quality of support services (LO 3)
• Current policy about care and support, in particular, the Care Act 2014
• Policy about personalisation
• Cuts to the funding of programmes such as Supporting People and to services such as adult social care
• The rise of multi-agency working in both commissioning services, such as Care Commissioning Groups and Health and Wellbeing Boards, and in service delivery, and the role that housing support providers have to play in them (LO 1)
• Write an evaluation of an actual advice and/or advocacy service. This evaluation will open with a discussion of how advice and advocacy can support independent living (refer to the Principles of Independent Living, for example). Then think about how advice and advocacy fits into the broader range of housing with support services and the different ways that the services can be delivered. Your evaluation of an actual service should be methodical and based on a series of questions that you sought to answer about the service and reflect upon what you found, relating your findings to wider good practice.
The emphasis of the evaluation should be to demonstrate your understanding of service development and implementation, with an overriding concern to discover how service users can be and areinvolved in these processes, and what impact their involvement has on services and on the users themselves. This will require you to do some wider reading about user involvement.
The overall length of your assignment should be 3000 words (+/- 10% tolerance), divided evenly between both parts.
The cover sheets should be completed in full and submitted with your essay together with the assessment criteria and feedback sheet.
Your work must be submitted by the published submission date unless you have obtained official authorisation to submit late.
You should use the guidance documentation that has been provided to you or that is available to you on Moodle to help you to construct your essay, use the appropriate style and language and to conduct your research.
Referencing should be by the Harvard method.
BAND Select and deploy relevant knowledge showing understanding of relevant literature/resources. Analyse and evaluate information, arguments and explanations, and apply theory to practice. Construct arguments and explanations using a range of available evidence and communicate these in a clear, structured manner, making use of appropriate vocabulary, citation and referencing.