This NHS Confederation paper covers some lessons which NHS decision makers might be able to learn from the examination of micro-scale approaches in social care. This document reviews the potential role of micro-enterprise development in integrated health, care and support systems.
“Micro-enterprises – sole traders or small groups set up to build services around the needs of a specific group of people – and other small-scale approaches to planning, purchasing and delivering health and care outcomes are becoming well established within social care. They have been proved to produce highly tailored, ‘personalised’ responses to people’s individual needs and build on individuals’ potential skills and contributions to adopting healthier, more fulfilling lives”.
NHS Confederation (2012). Working locally : micro-enterprises and building community assets. London: NHS Confederation, May 2012.