The first contact with someone in need of care and support is at the beginning of an assessment conversation and there are many routes for this to happen. With increasing need and complexity, this new 'principles of proportionate assessment' guide offers support in setting out a range of assessment methods and how best to utilise them.
Earlier this summer , the Department of Health and Social Care's plan for digital health and social care included the assertion that the “long-term sustainability of health and social care is dependent on having the right digital foundations in place, and so digital transformation must be the linchpin upon which all... reforms are based.”
I am so pleased to be writing this blog, celebrating the publication of ‘People at the heart of care’, the Government's adult social care reform White Paper.
Social work and social care values are at its core. This is about valuing people and what matters to them.
Community Catalysts (CC) is a Community Interest Company working across the UK. The organisation works on the basis that not every established health and care service will be effective for all individuals. With this in mind, CC aims to find …
The benefits of the ‘3 conversations model’ – a new person centred approach for social work practice – have been discussed more than once on this blog. It’s an approach which focuses more on empathy and engagement than box ticking …