Adult social care

Composed of highly professional social care workers, our adult care operational teams work alongside adults with care and support needs, helping them live their best lives. By joining us, you will have the chance to be part of collaborative and creative teams that are committed to doing their best work. Strengths-based sums up who we are and what we do.

We support people over the age of 18 with a physical or sensory impairment, mental health issues, or a learning disability. Whoever they are, we make sure the person is at the heart of everything we do.

We give our staff the opportunity to learn, develop, and grow. Our induction process for new starters is excellent, and you will receive regular supervision and training, access to memberships and subscriptions such as Research in Practice and Social Care Information and Learning Services (SCILS), team meetings, peer groups, journal clubs – the list goes on!

Adult Social Care Operation services structure:

The whole service is structured as a number of teams, some covering specific areas of the county and others with specialist roles and responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of colleagues in different professions and roles – we’re all in this together.

Ongoing Support teams Community team for people with learning disabilities Hospital teams Intermediate care team Mental health team Hearing and vision team

The three ongoing support teams work across the county with people aged over 18, including older people and those with a physical disability. Each of the three teams combine the talents of social workers, occupational therapists, customer coordinators, business support and managers.

The community team for people with learning disabilities is an integrated health and social care team who support adults with a learning disability - including offering day services and respite care. Social workers work closely together with colleagues from health, harnessing a strong person-centred approach to promote choice and independence. They work to support adults with learning disabilities to maintain their independence in the community, and to help everyone reach their potential in life.

The hospital teams are based in three acute hospitals and provide advice, assessment and discharge planning for people. All of these teams work closely with health colleagues to promote an effective multi-disciplinary approach. We're currently looking at innovative new methods such as 'discharge to assess' which is following people from discharge to their own home or care home. We're also exploring innovative front door of hospital approaches to ensure the correct discharge pathway is instigated as soon as possible.

This intermediate care team is a dedicated health and social care team focusing on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitates early discharge from hospital. Working primarily in care homes or people's own homes, the team is made up of social workers, occupational therapists (OTs) and nurses - and it also has access to mental health professionals. In line with the Better Care Plan, there are going to be further developments to this team.

The mental health teams provide specialist services for adults over 18. We have two teams of social workers who collaborate closely with health professionals. We also employ approved mental health professionals. The team supports people to recover from periods of difficulty with their mental health and for people to stay as independent as possible by providing support that is person-centred which gives people choice and control in their lives. In this team there are excellent training, learning and development opportunities for employees who want to specialise in this field.

This hearing and vision team is dedicated to supporting people who have sensory loss or impairment. Our specialists in hearing and vision work county-wide and are focused on promoting independence, equality and inclusion by providing a service which enables a person to have choice and control over their life. Specialist knowledge and skills are used to work with the person, their carer, family, community and services to achieve a positive outcome for them and improve their quality of life.

Ongoing Support teams

The three ongoing support teams work across the county with people aged over 18, including older people and those with a physical disability. Each of the three teams combine the talents of social workers, occupational therapists, customer coordinators, business support and managers.

Community team for people with learning disabilities

The community team for people with learning disabilities is an integrated health and social care team who support adults with a learning disability - including offering day services and respite care. Social workers work closely together with colleagues from health, harnessing a strong person-centred approach to promote choice and independence. They work to support adults with learning disabilities to maintain their independence in the community, and to help everyone reach their potential in life.

Hospital teams

The hospital teams are based in three acute hospitals and provide advice, assessment and discharge planning for people. All of these teams work closely with health colleagues to promote an effective multi-disciplinary approach. We're currently looking at innovative new methods such as 'discharge to assess' which is following people from discharge to their own home or care home. We're also exploring innovative front door of hospital approaches to ensure the correct discharge pathway is instigated as soon as possible.

Intermediate care team

This intermediate care team is a dedicated health and social care team focusing on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitates early discharge from hospital. Working primarily in care homes or people's own homes, the team is made up of social workers, occupational therapists (OTs) and nurses - and it also has access to mental health professionals. In line with the Better Care Plan, there are going to be further developments to this team.

Mental health team

The mental health teams provide specialist services for adults over 18. We have two teams of social workers who collaborate closely with health professionals. We also employ approved mental health professionals. The team supports people to recover from periods of difficulty with their mental health and for people to stay as independent as possible by providing support that is person-centred which gives people choice and control in their lives. In this team there are excellent training, learning and development opportunities for employees who want to specialise in this field.

Hearing and vision team

This hearing and vision team is dedicated to supporting people who have sensory loss or impairment. Our specialists in hearing and vision work county-wide and are focused on promoting independence, equality and inclusion by providing a service which enables a person to have choice and control over their life. Specialist knowledge and skills are used to work with the person, their carer, family, community and services to achieve a positive outcome for them and improve their quality of life.

For more information about working in Adult's social care please contact Beth at bethany.farrer@wiltshire.gov.uk, 01225 718 751.

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