Strengths-based approaches

Version 1 published: March 2015

This guide summarises the process and the key elements to consider in relation to using a strengths-based approach. It should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

Prevention services based on a strengths-based approach support an individual’s independence, resilience, ability to make choices and wellbeing.

This guide will be updated and links to further good practice will be added when available.


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