Upcoming webinar: learning from the Named Social Worker

Words Chloe Grahame

On Tuesday 31st July Innovation Unit and SCIE will be hosting a free webinar to share and discuss learning from the Named Social Worker Programme.

The Department of Health and Social Care initiated the Named Social Worker programme to build an understanding of how having a named social worker can contribute to people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes; specifically that they and their family can be in control of decisions about their own future, and are supported to live with the dignity and independence which we all strive for.

Pilots tested what difference it would make (and what it would look like in practice) for people to have an allocated social worker who could build a meaningful relationship with them, coordinate support in a holistic and person-centred way and be an advocate within the system.

On Tuesday 31st July Innovation Unit and SCIE will be hosting a free webinar to share and discuss:

  • the difference a named social worker can make
  • lessons for adopting asset-based and person-centred practice
  • what this means for your local area

This webinar is open to all and you may be particularly interested in taking part if you are:

  • Directors of Adult or Children services, heads of service, service managers and team leaders looking to develop, lead and nurture person and asset-based services
  • Team leads and practitioners seeking concrete ideas to support social work teams to stretch and develop your practice
  • Someone who has been or is currently being supported by services

Click here to sign up.