The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in the West Midlands has been reflecting on what has made them feel proud in 2016. In celebration of the hard work and great achievements of adult social care services across the region, they have compiled some of the outstanding case studies submitted to them over the last year.
The inspiring stories include what one social worker was able to achieve on behalf of a young Asian man, "Sajid", with severe learning disabilities who had participated in an enforced marriage; the support which was provided for Keith in a new, local sheltered housing complex; how a grant from the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project helped implement changes to improve the lives of people living with dementia; a Social Work Assistant's insight to the support that she provides for people moving from hospital to home; how a social care practitioner worked with 'AB' to look at how his living conditions could be improved; how a newly allocated Enablement Worker put their training on an ‘understanding what matters’ approach to good use to improve the last few weeks of 'Mr B's life; and how Charisma Training has made a real difference by offering training and support using talking and large print smart phones and computers.
The case studies come from across the West Midands, incuding Birmingham City, Coventry City, Solihull Metropolitan, Shropshire, Warwickshire County, Stoke-on-Trent City and Worcestershire County Councils.
You can read all of the stories here.