'Redesigning the front end of social care' has been published by
In Control in partnership with Community Catalysts, Shared Lives
Plus and Inclusive Neighbourhoods.
Focusing on what happens when people first encounter social
care, the paper looks at people's experiences of assessments,
discussions about eligibility and access to services. It explores
what these processes do to an individual's independence and to
their relationships with their families and communities.
We know that for many people it seems as if the most important
question that social care professionals ask is: "Are you in or are
you out of our system?
In this paper, we recommend a very different "front door" into
the system which includes replacing current community care
assessment processes with an assessment or impact model which more
robustly assesses risk and triggers access to support planning at
an early stage.
The paper can be downloaded below.
Read a blog post on the
paper from Julie Stansfield, CEO of In Control.
Alex Fox's blog post can be read here.
Read Community Care's article on the paper
'Redesigning the front end of social care has been published by
In Control in partnership with:
- Shared Lives Plus, formerly NAAPS UK, is a UK network for
family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults. For further
information see www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk
- Community Catalysts works with local authorities, primary care
trusts and other organisations to support local people to use their
gifts and skills to provide the services that people are looking
for. For further information see www.communitycatalysts.co.uk
- Inclusive Neighbourhoods values the inherent strengths,
capacities and contribution of all people in society and works in
partnership with individuals families and local communities to
support people to pursue and realise their vision for a good life
and to create stronger, more welcoming communities. For further
information see www.inclusiveneighbourhoods.co.uk
Contributors to the paper include:
- Julie Stansfield, CEO In Control
- John Waters, Research and Evaluation Lead, In Control
- Lynne Elwell, In Control and Partners in Policymaking
- Alex Fox, CEO Shared Lives Plus
- Sian Lockwood, CEO Community Catalysts
- Ralph Broad, Director Inclusive Neighbourhoods