The anatomy of resilience: toolkit

SCIE Social Care Online
Social Care Wales
Publication date:
01 January 2017


This toolkit aims to support the social care sector to help older people remain independent in their communities for longer. It is based on the Anatomy of Resilience model, which supports preventative and strength-based ways of working with older people. The model was developed from the findings of research which asked older people what well-being meant to them and what helped them achieve it. The toolkit shows how the model can be used by practitioners, local authorities and health board responsible for planning social care, and commissioners to support older people in the community. It also shows how using a strengths based approach supports the aims of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act. It includes prompts, reflective questions and practical examples to help focus ways of working with older people which identifies and build on their strengths and in a way that supports their wellbeing. It is aimed at practitioners working with older people in the community, and planners and commissioners of care and support services for older people.