Southwark Adult Social Care
“Empowering and enabling people to live
fulfilled and independent lives with dignity and respect”
"Members of our community can access high quality information, advice and coordinated community services that prevent, reduce and delay their needs for social care support. Adults with eligible needs and their carers have access to services which maximise independence and choice, enable them to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives in their community"
Like many Adult Social Care departments, since the Care Act, we have been aiming to provide our local communities with a quality service that meets their needs, is personalised and offers good value for monies to the public purse.
We've meet these challenges by building strong relationships with colleagues in council, Health, the Voluntary sector and others. This has enabled our quality social work to flourish and as importantly, be valued.
We continually develop our training offer, as this is an investment in our workforce, a way to guarantee our future success. Our staff feel equipped to face the challenges that exist and feel valued along the journey.
Our vision and priorities are driven by the values and beliefs that underpin our work – empowering and enabling people to live fulfilled and independent lives with dignity and respect.
Director Adult Social Care
Together we can deliver quality of life in Southwark
Adult Social Care's key priorities
There are exciting times ahead!
Adult Social Care will be launching the Disability Hub and an Older Person's Hub in 2019/20 offering advice and information for people to help them stay independent.
Our Wellbeing Hub is already up and running in the community. It takes all mental health referrals and assesses and triages these - as well as offering advice and support and referrals to Adult Social Care.
Mental Health Service is relocating to a new building in summer 2019, designed to support flexible and collaborative working practices.
In 2018 we welcomed the Disability Teams from Children's into Adult Social Care to form our All Age Disability Service (0 to 25yrs).
We are currently designing a whole new pathway and services reviewed so we can deliver better joined-up services to young adults who are transitioning to adult services.
We are committed to smart ways of working and utilising technology to support service users.
Our focus for the future is to;
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Our Adult Social Care Teams
All teams in Adult Social Care use a community asset based approach to focus on people's strengths to empower and enable them to live fulfilled and independent lives in the community with dignity and respect.
Our teams benefit from:
The services will be moving to a new building in the summer of 2019; offering a fresh environment for staff and service users with updated technology and an innovative design.
provides reablement services as part of a care plan for people with eligible care and support needs.
These are developed to:
* Minimise on going support required
* Maximise service users long term independence, choice and quality of life
* Deliver services that deliver quality outcomes while also providing good value for money
All referrals for the Reablement Team come via The Wellbeing Hub which is our third sector partner that receives and triages all initial referrals to the Mental Health service offering reablement support, advice and information.
Approved Mental Health Professionals Service (AMHP)
complete assessments when people’s mental health deteriorates and it is necessary to consider detaining them in hospital.
The service is staffed by social workers within the mental health service who are additionally qualified as AMHPs on a rota basis.
We are currently promoting the opportunity for this training across Adult Social Care services.
Substance Misuse Rehabilitation Service
supports people committed to abstinence. They assess service user’s needs and refer them to a range of abstinence based recovery programmes.
During this time they will also work with the service user to develop a personalised support plan to improve wellbeing and to help maintain abstinence when in the community.
Move on Support Team (MOST)
People’s needs change over time, and the MOST will review plans and support packages to ensure service users are receiving the appropriate support and are in the best placements for their needs.
Care and Support Team (CAST)
support people with ongoing care and support eligible needs.
The service provides support for older people and those with disabilities with care Act eligible need.
Their aim is to support people to live independently and maintain good quality of life. There are a number of teams within this service providing the necessary assessment and support.
The Learning Disabilites service works with people with Learning Disabilities who are eligible for Social Care Services.
The service consists of an All Age Disability Service (0 to 25 yrs) and a LD 25yrs+ service. The focus is on providing holistic support plans that maximise independence for the client.
All Age Disability Service
Supports people aged 25 plus with Learning Disabilities and eligible care needs.
This service also has a duty system.
The team carries out assessments, reviews, complex case management, support planning and safeguarding.
2017 Staff Survey Summary
Southwark carries out a staff survey every 2 years to measure staff sentiments, identify ways to continue to make a better workplace, give another platform for staff to voice their option and communicate with management.
Key findings included:
* Majority of staff are proud to work for Southwark council
* Staff engagement levels exceeded those of other public sector and Local Authority organisations
* Staff continue to feel valued, listened to and consulted on change
* A positive perception of line management
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