Between 2016 and 2018, Innovation Unit and the Social Care Institute for Excellence supported nine local authorities to develop, implement and evaluate a Named Social Worker approach. The programme was initiated and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and aimed to pilot approaches that would improve outcomes and experiences for these individuals and for the people around them.
Below you will find a wealth of documents from the programme including lessons learnt, evaluation findings and tools to support others who are interested in developing and implementing similar models.
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Putting people at the heart of social work: lessons from the Named Social Worker programme.
This guide explores the social work practice developed within sites and lessons emerging from implementation.
Evaluation Summary Report
A summary report outlining the impact of the Named Social Worker approach.
Easy Read Evaluation Report
Stories of Impact
The journey of a service user and their family who were supported by a Named Social Worker.
Named Social Worker programme – site profiles and resources
A guide to meaningfully engaging people with learning disabilities in the development of their plan, developed by Humanly and co-designed with the Shropshire team.
10 steps to creating your own cost benefit analysis
A tool you can use to quantify the monetary impact of new service interventions.
A full evaluation of the programme conducted by the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE). Click here to download.
A predictive economic analysis conducted by York Consulting. Click here to download.
Phase one: Findings from six pilot sites
Learnings from the first phase of the Named Social Worker programme.