Community-led care and support: a new paradigm

Document type
Conference proceedings
Corporate author(s)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (Great Britain)
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 May 2015
Report; 71
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Community Development and Regeneration
Social welfare
Material type

Download (873KB )

In early 2015, SCIE arranged a series of roundtable discussions exploring how to improve care and support at a time of growing demand, demographic change and financial constraint. This is the report from the discussion on the role of statutory services in enabling community-led care and support. The challenges facing care and support cannot be met in the traditional way by traditional services. Statutory services can sometimes fail to provide what people want and need, but community-led services are often closer to the client, more trusted and can release the real potential in communities.

Statutory services can sometimes be reluctant to cede power. On the other hand, as communities are expected to take on additional responsibilities – such as youth work and libraries – do they have the capacity and capability to do this? Statutory services need to rethink their role and focus on commissioning outcomes, rather than protecting the traditional system.

Related to Social Work, Social Care and Social Services

Reviewing the case: the right to appeal in adult social care

Report on the appeals process for social care

Homing in on free personal care

Report on funding for social care

Is devolution the future of health and social care

Essays on health and social care

Sparking change in public systems: the 100 day challenge

Report on creating the conditions for front-line innovation at pace

More items related to this subject