Wellbeing Teams, inspired by the innovative Dutch care model ‘Buurtzorg’, will support people to live well in their own home through self-managing, local teams. This radical new home care model has already gained significant national interest from SCIE, TLAP and local authority commissioners; and their first teams will be starting in Paignton and Torquay this month. Wellbeing Teams are made up of a small number of Wellbeing Workers, who deliver care in a small, specific area in ‘self-managing’ teams. This gives the teams more flexibility, and keeps decisions about people’s care close to the people themselves. In turn this frees [...]
The home care service is inspired by the world-renowned Dutch system, and is a new model for supporting older people to live well in their own home. In a UK-first, their teams will be starting in Paignton and Torquay this week. The teams are known as ‘Wellbeing Teams’, because they focus on everything a person needs to live well at home - not only on food and medication. They are small, neighbourhood-based teams who offer consistent, flexible support that is entirely tailored to each individual. Each person has a team of no more than four Wellbeing Workers; and the person [...]
Click on the play button to hear Maddy talk about the challenges she has seen in social care and why she believe Wellbeing Teams can help solve them.
In this post, love2care's founders Maddy (whose voice is in pink) and David (in blue) share their journeys, and how these stories intertwined to lead to love2care and where we are today.