What is a strengths-based approach?

The Care Act 2014 puts a strengths-based approach at the centre of someone’s assessment, care and support, highlighting ‘What is strong’ rather than simply ‘What is wrong’. This means that strengths and talents are identified so that things that are important to people are taken into account. This will help to promote individual wellbeing. This film looks at strengths-based interventions, which are holistic, person-centred and outcomes-focused in order to improve people’s lives.