A brighter social care future: co-producing the evidence to make five key changes

Research in Practice has worked with #SocialCareFuture to bring together groups of people, with different lived experiences of social care, to talk about five key changes needed in social care in order to unlock an equal life

Groups of people with different experiences of social care have worked together to discuss issues related to social care that are important to them, while reflecting on and interpreting research on these issues. This Evidence Review is the result of those rich and diverse discussions and is structured around Social Care Future’s five key changes needed in social care to unlock an equal life:

  • Communities where everyone belongs
  • Living in the place we call home
  • Leading the lives we want to live
  • More resources, better used, and
  • Sharing power as equals.

The Evidence Review started from the idea that adult social care has been under-imagined. What would adult social care look like if it truly began from the Care Act 2014’s wellbeing principle, which makes it clear that a local authority has to ensure that individual wellbeing must be at the centre of all it does? What does wellbeing mean when it’s interpreted by those with lived experience of social care?

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