In response to a changing and challenging environment for family support services, Adfam has published 2 new guides to help organisations survive the financial, administrative and political transition. Both Surviving the Transition guides are available for free download.
Surviving the Transition: Organisational Health sets out the basic things organisations need to have in place to be legal, healthy and robust. This includes a wealth of advice and information on governance, recording and measuring impact, business planning and strategy, policies and procedures, and much more. Download (pdf)
Surviving the Transition: Local Structures and Networks helps family support services navigate the complex changes happening in local commissioning, responsibility and accountability, including who they should be talking to, what the big issues are in drugs and alcohol, and how they can successfully build good relationships with a range of partners. The guide also looks at how family support fits into some other key agendas, including public health, crime and disorder and children’s services. Download (pdf)