Blog 2017-02-25T14:44:01+00:00


‘Buurtzorg-inspired’ self-managing home care teams launch in the UK

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 [...]

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Radical new home care service comes to Torbay in UK first

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 [...]

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments