Tag Archives: social care

How getting to know the community you work in helps strength based social care

‘You can’t know what a person or a community needs, until they first know what they have. ‘ John McKnight, Co-Director, ABCD Institute quotes Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group. He adds … Continue reading

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Living independently thanks to Cottingley Court Transitional Unit

People with mental health issues often struggle to live independently within the community and can, face harassment or discrimination from the wider public. For those who don’t have a family network or access to support, they can feel isolated and … Continue reading

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Home care – we care

Like many councils up and down the country, Leeds has spent a lot of time and effort working out how best to deliver home care in coming years. Keeping things the same was not an option – changes in legislation, … Continue reading

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Highlighting the work of the Mental Health Homeless Support Team

Imagine being a single dad and struggling to be rehoused following a marriage breakup.  Your children have to stay with relatives until you find a house. You have depression and every evening after kissing your children goodnight you have to … Continue reading

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How unwise decisions can make a positive difference

People generally don’t change their behaviours or do things differently until they think about something differently. And we don’t usually think differently about something until we make, or are given, time to find out more about it or the opportunity to ask further questions. This … Continue reading

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Shaping the voice and values of social work

In our latest update from Leeds Adult Social Care Services leadership team, Shona McFarlane, Chief Officer for Access and Care Delivery, shares her thoughts on what it will take to provide outstanding social care. Leeds has aspirations to be the … Continue reading

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Health and Wellbeing Board meetings seek solutions to city’s future health and care challenges

This month is unusual. We have two meetings of the Health and Wellbeing Board, the cross-city meeting where leaders from across the health and care sector in Leeds work strategically together to see how we can most effectively meet the … Continue reading

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