Report from the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Mayday Trust and Think Local Act Personal.
Published: November 2022
In 2017, Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) published The asset-based area, a briefing paper written by Alex Fox, formerly Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus and now Chief Executive of Mayday Trust, which described 10 features of an ‘asset-based area’ necessary for developing strong communities and sustainable public services. Strengths and asset-based approaches in social care focus on what individuals and communities have and how they can work together, rather than on what individuals don’t have or can’t do.
A strengths-based approach to care, support and inclusion says let’s look first at what people can do with their skills and their resources – and what can the people around them do in their relationships and their communities. People need to be seen as more than just their care needs – they need to be experts and in charge of their own lives.
Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Mayday Trust
The paper identifies that strengths-based areas need to:
To read the full paper, What Next for Strengths-based Areas? click here