The story so far...
Bharat is managing a new generic team which brings together social workers and care managers from three former teams – the team Bharat used to manage, and the physical disability and learning disability teams.
The purpose of the reorganisation is to:
- reduce management costs
- remove barriers between the specialisms, so that the new team can deliver a more holistic service
- improve assessment and care planning practice so that more people take up direct payments rather than funding from the local authority
- Ensure that the team works together to provide support for all of the service users and their families
- Oversee a change in practice which enables service users and their families to rely more on their own resources and use direct payments to supplement them.