[PDF] Leadership in strengths-based social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence - SCIE
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publication date:
01 October 2019


This Insights briefing aims to develop our understanding of and provide practical advice about leading strengths-based approaches and practice that support adults with social care needs. It builds on the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Strengths-based approach: Practice Framework and Practice Handbook, which SCIE helped co-author, Think Local Act Personal’s (TLAP) Asset-based area and the work of the DHSC-funded Social Care Innovation Network. The briefing identifies the key leadership behaviours and practices associated with successfully implementing and embedding strengths-based social care. It draws on interviews with leaders in adult social care and a review of the literature. Illustrative case studies are provided throughout.