Inside out and upside down – research paper from the University of Birmingham
The Care Act requires local authorities to promote the wellbeing of its citizens which will mean a lessening of traditional reliance on formal services. This approach involves considering the individual’s strengths as well as their needs, but during this time of financial cuts there is the risk that local authorities will not have the capacity to invest in developing local “assets”, and the public will fall back on relying on a shrinking service. A new research paper from the University of Birmingham addresses these challenges with examples drawn from six West Midlands local authorities that share both the positive and negative lessons of taking a preventative approach to adult social care.
Source: Think Local Act Personal, April 15, 2015