Self-managing care teams - RSA

Self-Managing Care Teams

The current model of social care isn't working. But fixing it is about more than just funding. It's time to trust care workers.

30% of care workers are employed on zero-hours contracts. Many more have their work tightly controlled by a 'time and task' model that tracks their activity.

Self-managed teams are a system where care workers are given more control over their own time. This allows them to make building strong relationships with clients their prioirty. It’s an innovative idea that shouldn’t be innovative.

Solving social care's four challenges

The public doesn't understand social care. It's bureaucratic. It's placing a huge burden on workers. It's built on quick fixes. Self-managing teams can tackle these problems.

Self-management could save social care

What we can learn from examples of social care innovation from across the country.


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