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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2012): Social care - UK - community care

Working together: learning through sharing

C. McEvoy and G. Nosowska

Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 20, 2012, p. 62-67

Current policy rhetoric presupposes that building stronger, partnership-based relationships in social care not only delivers greater efficiencies but also produces better outcomes for individuals. Transformation in social care encourages movement from traditional pathology-based and service-led systems to increasingly person-centred, outcomes-based models of service. This paper discusses the Working Together, Change Project undertaken by Research in Practice for Adults in collaboration with partners, carers and practitioners, which employed an action learning approach to explore how working together in social care can be made more effective and deliver the outcomes that users seek. The project brought research and practice together to identify a problem, seek ways to resolve it, and develop resources to implement the learning in practice.

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