The Department for Health and Social Care, with support from SCIE, has released resources designed to help social workers / social care professionals to apply “strengths-based” approaches in their work with adults.
“Strengths-based practice is a collaborative process between the person supported by services and those supporting them, allowing them to work together to determine an outcome that draws on the person’s strengths and assets”.
Strengths-based approach: practice framework and practice handbook. London: Department for Health and Social Care, February 12th 2019.
There was an earlier 2017 report.
“Working in a collaborative way promotes the opportunity for individuals to be co-producers of services and support rather than solely consumers of those services”.
Strengths-based social work practice with adults. London: Department for Health, July 2017.