Following on from papers, 'Redesigning the Front End of Social
Care' and 'Strengths Based Approaches in the Care Bill', a new
paper by Shared Lives Plus, 'Investing in Famlies and Communities'
continues the theme of how strengths based approaches can help to
transform social care and how this can be introduced into the Care
'Investing in Families and Communities' looks at the next steps
in the process, taking forward a strengths-based approach within
the family and community setting.
The paper explores the questions around turning the Care Bill
into reality and the challenges faced in making the cultural shift
required to embed a strengths-based approach. It raises the issue
of including strengths based approaches into legislation and
regulations or keeping it in the realm of best practice - something
social care workers take on board themselves, rather than
regulations forcing the change.
In these times of continued financial pressures, this report is
timely - showing the value of taking a holistic approach and
acknowledging the strengths of these informal networks in not only
providing a positive environment but in aiding the wider social
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