Category: Standard 4: Relationships & Partnership Working

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4.1c Effective Partnership Working

List the key features of effective partnership working – these may be different for different types of partnerships. Effective partnership working involves two or more groups coming together to achieve a common aim or purpose. The benefits include pooled resources, sharing of expertise and responsibility/power. For it to work there must be mutual respect and…

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4.1b Identify one person you work with and find out how you might support them to have better links with their community. Make sure you discuss it with them and maybe even a carer or relative.

What can help them to maintain their involvement or achieve their goals? Together with the individual identify one or two links which might be developed to add value to their life. Identify in particular how this partnership might ensure better outcomes for the individual. Reflect on how you might encourage those links further and what…

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4.1a Identify new networks that might support the service you provide and the business. These could be social or professional. They may be to support staff, the people who access care and support, or to support yourself.

You could carry out this exercise with your staff, or a group of residents, or relatives group. You might be surprised at some of the suggestions! Potential Partner 1. Registered Managers Network 6. Care Quality Commission 2. Social Services 7. Local Colleges 3. Local Charities 8. Local Activity Groups 4. Chamber of Commerce 9. Community…

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