Published: SCIE and Innovation Unit, July 2018
The Department of Health and Social Care initiated the Named Social Worker programme to build an understanding of how having a named social worker can contribute to people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes. The project looked specifically at how they and their family can be in control of decisions about their own future, and are supported to live with dignity and independence. This programme piloted new ideas and generated early and indicative evidence about their impact. This report is a final evaluation of the programme.