In this presentation to social workers in North East Lincolnshire, Simon Duffy explores how their role could be returned to one that was more enabling and empowering.
In the early days of personalisation social workers were often at the heart of bring about positive change. However as individual budgets and other systems have been imposed on social work teams it often feels that personalisation has become unhelpful and bureaucratic. Early lessons in keeping systems simple and trusting people to do more for themselves have been lost.
In an effort to combat these problems the Centre for Welfare Reform, in partnership with Paradigm and the Yorkshire and Humber Region, has been working to create better systems: to help citizens and to help social workers do the job they really want to do.
The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
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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.
Social workers need to be released from a damaging set of bureaucratic structures that are making their work more difficult and undermining personalisation.
Personalisation and the best use of social work skills demands a new script to replace the broken system of care management.