New paper explores the value of investing in families and communities

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 Bill.

'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 care agenda.

Download a copy of the full report.

To view the other papers in the series, visit: /news/in-control-news/new-paper-redesigning-the-front-end-of-social-care.aspx and /news/in-control-news/strengths-based-approaches-in-the-care-bill.aspx

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Last Updated : 23 September 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.