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Care Act Champions
This project aims to train, develop and deliver a number of Care Act Champions for a particular locality in the North East.
This is a project to develop the Care Act Champions’ role:
- A 2-3 day visit in which prospective Champions shadow workers at the Voices project in Stoke-on-Trent. This project has already trained frontline workers in using the Care Act and has developed a tool kit. The Champions will learn how to use the tool kit and explore the potential for using it in their own organisation
- A Learning Event (plus follow-up meetings) which will be designed to bring social workers and frontline homeless workers together, to build relationships and learn about eachothers' roles and challenges
- Establishment of an ‘Enabling Fund’ for use by Asset Coaches. The aim of having an Enabling Fund (as a proxy personal budget) is to enable workers to learn the skills needed for co-production - enabling clients to make use of personal budgets. The Enabling Fund will focus on one of the key outcomes attached to the Care Act 2014, namely that adults can ‘make use of necessary facilities or services in the local community including public transport and recreational facilities’. The Asset Coaches will explore with clients how to achieve this outcome and will co-produce a costed support plan to access the enabling fund. They will then review the outcomes of the plan after six weeks.