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Strength Based Practice – the Darlington Journey

Social care showcase webinar number nine

Recorded 14 July 2023

Darlington’s strengths-based practice journey. How a clear strengths-based methodology, developed, articulated and owned by our staff and local communities – will impact and is impacting on the positive delivery of adult social care services in Darlington.

SCIE is pleased to offer a series of webinars on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care in 2023-2024. We’re showcasing local authorities who are taking great strides towards readiness for the charging reforms and social care reform. These webinars have been an opportunity for the sector to recognise the improvements that are taking place nationally and will spark continued sector innovation.

Your panel

  • Joss Harbron. Assistant Director, Adults Services, People Group, Darlington Borough Council
  • Martin Webster – Workforce Development Manager, People Group, Darlington Borough Council
  • Ellie Haworth, SCIE Head of Partnerships and Practice Improvement.

Joss joined Darlington two years ago as Assistant Director. Josss has worked in social care for over 30 years with roles as diverse as supporting people with disabilities to find paid employment, managing care and support services, to commissioning services, to holding the role as the Valuing People lead.

Martin works across the whole directorate, supporting training and staff development, culture development, emotional health and wellbeing, voice (staff, local communities and partners) and whatever else is required.

Watch the webinar recording

Webinar slides: Strength Based Practice – the Darlington Journey