The ‘three conversations’ model: turning away from long-term care
New social care initiative is helping individuals hold on to their independence. And it’s saving money, too.
Despite all the talk of personalisation in adult social care, the process of administering it – determining eligibility and then apportioning services – remains largely unchanged. And at a time of eye-watering cuts to council budgets, that often means diluted services for a diminishing pool of recipients.
But now some local authorities are exploring a radically different approach. The “three-conversations” model aims to create a new relationship between professionals and people who need support, providing a graded process of conversations aimed at helping people lead independent lives, with traditional support packages offered only when other options have been exhausted. The Guardian