Pickled!! “So today I am announcing the end of other burdensome aspects of the old command-and control regime, linked to Local Area Agreements and the National Indicator Set” The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – October 2010
Pickled!! Comprehensive Area Assessment – RIP June 2010 Audit Commission – RIP 2012/13 Local Authority Performance Staff - ??
Why did we have Performance Indicators? What gets measured Gets done! More people received Direct Payments! Assessments got quicker!
The Evolution of Performance Staff Creative Accountant Bean Counter Spin Doctor 2005-2010 AD: The Emergence of outcome based PAF Indicators and development of the National Indicator Set 2008-10: The Era of the Text Based Self Assessment 2000 AD: The Era of RAP and early days of PAF
New TOM Activity Model V2.xls The next evolutionary stage - Information Scientists
We need data to function and our natural habitat is under threat • CLG review of all national data collections • Zero Based Review from the Information Centre • End of CQC Self Assessment • This is not about self preservation. • This is about making sure we have the resources to provide Commissioners and Decision makers with the information they need. • We must: • Make sure the Zero Based Review by the Information Centre works for local authorities, and support the IC to continue the development of tools such as NASCIS. • Educate members and politicians of the importance of having a relevant national data set for adult social care. Endangered species!