SDN broke the news, literally, about the Shropshire Pilot in April this year, and set out its hopes for the way this might benefit those who wanted to take control of their care (here) and be at the centre of the decision making process about the care they receive. The scheme is all about social workers working in a very different way to support individuals in the community and, if it is to achieve its target, is a big step away from a very traditional and ingrained approach to assessing care needs. It will require a significant change in culture for social workers who will need to move to doing “with” and away from doing “for” and “to”. It will need people who are able to support clients nervous about taking back control and encourage them to do so in a way that improves their quality of life.
SDN member Ruby Hartshorn tells us a little more about what it is and how it should work. Why not have a look at what she says, and follow the link back to the original aspirations set out last April. Then tell us what you think. There is also information on Shropshire Council’s website here There is also an interesting video (in which our Ruby features) about People2People and its aspirations here
- Is it on target?
- Is it looking as if it is goingto do what it set out to do?
- Should anything be done differently to make this exciting pilot a big success for those who use care services? Click here for more information and to read Ruby’s report