Quote: Co-production and Social Care Assessment

Co-production and Social Care Assessment

‘In my view the current social care assessment is person-centred in that it takes into account the views of the people who use the service and family who support them. However it is questionable if this is true co-production. Are these views taken at equal value to those of the social worker? If not, than this is not real co-production. For real co-production to take place within the social care assessment framework, there will have to be a real chance for people who use services to have an equal say in the outcome of the assessment’. Martin Yates, Chief Executive, Northern Independent Living Ltd