Developing Good Practice in Community Care: Partnership and by John Harris, Vicky White

By John Harris, Vicky White

Drawing jointly concept and perform, this complete source provides directions for sturdy perform in group care paintings. The individuals describe the making plans and implementation of pioneering projects locally, examine their effectiveness and description their functional implications within the mild of the present legislative framework.

The collaborative action-research initiatives with neighborhood care groups can be utilized as case reports for college students and post-qualifying social employees and as a convention source for more matured execs. They comprise an area rehabilitation scheme built together through the social and wellbeing and fitness providers, the implementation and improvement of a race equality technique in partnership with ethnic minority groups, and a scheme for linking person social employees to normal perform clinics. Key ideas similar to risk-taking, guardianship and empowerment are tested, and the members spotlight the primary significance of partnership and participation in neighborhood care practice.

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There is no Race Equality Council (unlike the other two localities in Warwickshire with significant minority ethnic populations) and no collective body to represent the groups’ interests. From the outset, there was a high level of political awareness in these groups and a strong ambition to secure resources to develop facilities for each community organisation so that general social, cultural and religious needs could be addressed. A particular focus for most groups was the acquisition and development of their own community centres.

We realised that we needed to pay attention to how we attributed professionals’ views in our work and to offer the assessment to health professionals for their comments, with the service user’s consent. As far as service providers are concerned, one of our sessions was held with managers of residential and nursing homes and they were asked whether the assessments were accurate, helpful and stood the test of time. These professionals gave us some good tips. They suggested that often the sections on personal history were inaccurate or out of date or unnecessary.

25). Such good practice in assessment paints a picture of an individual person, clarifying the person’s self-perceived views and wishes and acknowledging the centrality of the service user’s voice (Coulshed and Orme 1998; Dalrymple and Burke 1995; Thompson 2000). 115). If the process incorporates the views of those being assessed, professional assumptions about need may well be challenged (Morris 1993). In line with just such concerns, the team wanted to improve assessment reports in ways which reflected the values of social work and the principles of practice in the community care field.

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