Getting under the skin of the social care innovation network
Of interest to anyone committed to creating a new and better form of social care, based on the principle that people want a life and not a service, this report from the Social Care Innovative Network notes that there are many good examples of innovative approaches to care and support that are person-centred and community based. However:
They tend to exist in pockets and are not yet seen as the core business of social care. Even small-scale innovative community-based organisations who don’t wish to grow large, struggle to survive beyond short term pilot funding.
The problem is not so much a lack of innovation but finding ways for such approaches to take root more deeply in more places.
The Network is a partnership between SCIE, TLAP and Shared Lives Plus, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.