TLAP’s crowdsourced directory of care innovations complete (sort of)
Now, cast your mind way back in November of last year… yeah, OK, a LOT has happened since then. So you’d probably be forgiven if you’d forgotten our mentioning that Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) was in the process of setting up a crowdsourced directory of care sector innovations… though we totally did.
Well, it’s all done and ready for browsin’, whether via a cute little interface that sorts by themes, or just diving head first into the full listings without so much as a search term to guide you. Or maybe you’d like to learn a bit more about it first, eh? We’ve got you covered:
This directory is to showcase approaches that are reimagining social care and help to make them mainstream.
They can make a big difference and have a positive impact on people’s lives. But they are marginal to the care and support landscape.
Our aim is that commissioners and providers will be inspired by these innovations. We urge you to invest in personalised support that is community and asset-based.
People can also search for examples of practice that they might want to encourage in their local area or community.
But what even IS innovation in social care, I hear you asking in exasperation? Take it away, TLAP:
We understand innovation to mean an approach that supports citizens, that embraces wellbeing, and appreciates the importance of supporting people to remain connected.
So, ‘innovative’ models are those that keep people connected – or re-connect – to family, friends and communities.
We believe that this approach can and should be available to everybody who requires support to live their life, whatever the setting and whatever their illness or disability.
If that doesn’t prompt you to click on through and start browsing, I don’t know what will. But there’s a gotcha… see, when we said it was completed, we were kinda lying. The directory is still open to new submissions — so get in there and plug your own innovation, quick-smart.