In Somerset we are on a journey to transform the way people are supported. We are being innovative to change the way we do things to focus on ‘promoting independence’ for everyone – so that they can do things that matter most to them and live the life they want to live.
A pilot project started in West Somerset which is now being rolled out to the rest of the county. Staff are changing the way they work to help people keep or regain their independence and connect more with their communities.
Rather than concentrating on a person’s problems and issues, adults services are: focusing on their strengths
- What do they enjoy?
- What do they want to achieve?
- What support do they already have?
This allows the team to identify solutions and make suggestions that really suit the person and how they want to live their life. The team are creative and look less at traditional care and more at how people can be supported by people they know and their local community.