This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 1.3 Analyse how partnership working delivers better outcomes (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings)
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Outcomes are the end results for an individual that is receiving care services. For example, developing their independent living skills or moving to more appropriate accommodation.
Partnership working delivers better outcomes because it benefits from pooled resources, expertise and power-sharing.
It also benefits service users and contributes towards high-quality care because individuals only have to explain their needs once rather than providing the same information to several different agencies.
For example, the care provision for individuals with learning disabilities is often the responsibility of both the local authority (the social care aspect) and the NHS/Clinical Commissioning Groups (the healthcare aspect). These agencies must work together, along with the individual, their family and a care organisation (that will provide the front-line services) to ensure that the planning and delivery of care services are appropriate for their needs. Each of the stakeholders will have different backgrounds, experiences and specialism and will contribute ideas and knowledge to ensure the best outcomes for the individual.