Named Social Worker

The Department of Health commissioned the Innovation Unit in partnership with SCIE to deliver the Named Social Worker pilot project in six sites as part of efforts to strengthen the rights of service users and their families.

The sites will have the opportunity to develop the practice, devise how impact is measured and refine a NSW service model. Each site will be responsible for developing their plan, with assistance and coaching from the Innovation Unit and SCIE team. The six pilot sites are:

The pilot will assign a named social worker to adults with learning disabilities, autism or mental health conditions. The social worker will be the main contact for service users and their families, regardless of the setting they are being supported in, and will be able to challenge decisions about their care.

The project will be delivered in three phases and the findings from each phase will be launched in three separate reports made available to the sector. The project will conclude with the third and final report being launched in April 2017.

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