New, emerging and changing job roles: adult social care in extra care housing

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SITRA (Organization); Skills for Care (Organization)
Skills for Care
Date of publication
3 November 2014
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Housing and Homelessness
Social welfare
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Historically, social care and housing have developed in relative silos, both as professions and in their development pathways. However, more recently there has been a shift in culture of enabling independence and also towards a more outcomes-based approach which is being driven by commissioning and contracts.This has led to the creation of new roles straddling social care and housing, including those focused on: health and wellbeing; welfare and benefits advice; independent living; activity coordination and reablement/rehabilitation.This research provided an opportunity to reflect on how significantly this picture has changed and the possible future direction of travel. By exploring the workforce development needs of the ‘cross over’ roles, both now and in the future, it is hoped to ensure that we have a well-skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

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