Innovation: living together

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Key messages for practice

  1. In a challenging financial climate innovation can achieve more for less.
  2. Innovation can be cost neutral and can lead to greater efficiency.
  3. Citizen involvement and person-centred approaches are key to innovation.
  4. These types of schemes can meet the needs of diverse communities and promote community cohesion.

What is the video about?

The film highlights two innovative approaches to meeting people's accommodation needs. The first is an example of ‘Shared Lives', a service provided by individuals and families in local communities who offer accommodation and support in their family home to people who are unable to live independently. The second is ‘Home Share', a simple way of helping people to help each other. The film shows two people with different sets of needs, both of whom also have something to offer each other.

Who will find this useful?

This video will be particularly relevant for: commissioners of social care; social care practitioners; and social care providers.