Department of Health Named Social Worker Baseline Report

Social Care Institute for Excellence - SCIE
Innovation Unit;Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publication date:
02 November 2016


The Department of Health have asked Innovation Unit and Social Care Institute for Excellence to work with 6 sites to develop, implement and evaluate a Named Social Worker for people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and mental health needs. This is a project funded by the Department of Health.

The Department of Health has initiated this programme in order to build an understanding of how having a named social worker can contribute to individuals with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes; specifically that they and their family are in control of decisions about their own future, and are supported to live with the dignity and independence which we all strive for. This programme is specifically about trying something different, piloting new ideas and generating early and indicative evidence as to their impact.