Only a footstep away?
'Only a footstep away?' outlines the benefits to social care of developing skills within the community that are outside of traditional social care and health settings and neighbourhood workforce planning. The report sets out the research that supports a local approach to increasing social capital and meeting the objectives of a 'big society' through enabling skilled communities.
2011 update: Making use of 'Only a footstep away?'
Practical steps in neighbourhood workforce planning and community skills development and their role in supporting new and existing community assets
This document has information and practical tools that will help you to consider what role you and your service can take in the development of neighbourhood workforce planning and community skills development. It offers an outcomes-focused contribution to ensuring that people, neighbourhoods, networks and communities are supported and that people who need care and support are safeguarded. It develops a way of working that is sustainable, will contribute to productivity and will influence lasting change.
Accompanying templates (WORD format):
- Template 1 - Identify your locality
- Template 2 - Audit existing local skills
- Template 3 - Setting out the plan
- Template 4 - Community skills development plan
- Template 5 - Community skills checklist