May 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of the Adult Polices, Procedures and Practice (APPP) Portal for Manchester Adult Social Care.

Please click here to read about Using this APPP Portal. Click on Amendments to see the changes to this latest edition.

This Portal is for practitioners working in Adult Health and Social Care in Manchester. If you are a Manchester citizen who requires information and advice on care and support for yourself or someone else, please visit Manchester City Council’s website. For information about this site, please visit Information about this Site for Manchester Citizens.

Message from Bernie Enright, Executive Director of Adult Services

Welcome to the Manchester APPP (adult policies, procedures and practice) Portal. We introduced this several years ago when we implemented the Care Act 2014 as part of our ongoing commitment to improving our working practices and standards for all frontline staff – whether that be in Social Work/Assessment or in-house services such as Community Alarm, MEAP and Supported Accommodation or Commissioning.

For the past four years we have been working hard to implement the duties set out in the Care Act, as well implement a raft of improvements to change the way we do things for our Manchester citizens and carers. The nature of our work means that we respond to the needs of Manchester’s most vulnerable and disabled citizens and the work we do has to be right first time and delivered in a timely and professional manner. By having clear standards and easy navigation to the information you are looking for means that we have a higher chance of delivering outstanding care and support. This prepares us well for the forthcoming Adult Social Care inspection regime coming in 2023 onwards.

More recently, our Principal Social Worker (Jolaade Anjorin) and the Social Work Consultants have become involved in the Manchester APPP refresh. This has significant improved how the APPP can be the ‘go-to’ resource for Social Workers and Social Care Assessors so that our resources offer high quality advice across a range of practice improvements. There is a monthly Steering Group where new ideas and developments are discussed – please get in touch with Kate Kay, Business Analyst (Neighbourhood Apartment Project Manager), Adult Social Care if you would like to join this group and contribute to its ongoing success.

Please continue to share your views on how APPP can be further developed so that it benefits across all of adult social care within MLCO. Thank you all.

With best wishes

Bernie Enright