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Evidence for strengths and asset-based outcomes

Quick guide for social workers

Published: August 2019

Strengths and asset-based approaches in social care focus on what individuals and communities have and how they can work together, rather than on what individuals don’t have or can’t do.

This quick guide is based on recommendations from a range of NICE guidelines and quality standards that focus on identifying and supporting an individual’s strengths and assets. It will help social workers to recognise opportunities for improving outcomes for the people they work with. The guide covers:

  • Personal strengths and assets
  • Community strengths and assets
  • Supporting people to shape their communities

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Webinar recording – 12 September 2019

A strengths and asset-based approach starts with person-centred conversations that build a picture of the person’s individual strengths, preferences, aspirations and needs. By fully understanding the person, it is possible to see how they can benefit from the strengths and assets of their local community.

This webinar offers an opportunity to find out more about the evidence for strengths and assets-based outcomes, and how to implement models of practice and interventions for a strengths and asset-based approach.

A recording of a webinar held by NICE and SCIE on 12 September 2019.

The webinar was presented by:

  • Charlotte Goulding – Registered Social Worker, Social Care Policy and Practice Support Manager, NICE
  • Professor Samantha Baron – Registered Social Worker, Professor of Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Rebecca Spurrell – Social Work Professional Lead – Adult Social Care, Cheshire East Council

Webinar recording: Evidence for strengths and asset based approaches for social work

Evidence for strengths and asset-based outcomes (Quick guide)