Personalisation is being undermined because social workers are not being given the chance to change their practice and escape the unnecessarily bureaucratic structures that have been created around them. Real progress will only be possible if social workers are given the chance to do their jobs properly.
The values of personalisation and social work are essentially identical - but social work needs a new script that takes it away from a care management system that is no longer fit for purpose.
This short, ten minute film, explains what the new script is and what it could mean for social workers if it was embraced by local leaders.
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Resource Allocation Systems (RAS) have become too complex. Barnsley and The Centre for Welfare Reform are exploring a radically simplified version of the RAS.
Presentation to social workers in North East Lincolnshire on how to return the social work role to one that is more about enabling and empowering
Simon Duffy sets out the practical steps social workers need to take in order to organise and support the development of a more empowering model of personalisation.
Bob Rhodes and Ralph Broad argue that social work and social care should return to the thinking set out in the Barclay report and renew their commitment to community.