At West Sussex County Council we are working to transform Adults’ Services by embracing a strengths-based approach and working towards a model that supports local communities and economies.
Our focus is on prevention and reablement, supporting family and friend carers, and helping people maintain their independence and autonomy. Our approach will move away from traditional types of support, towards solutions that work with people to keep them independent for longer and living in their own home and community.
It is important that people have a life, not just a service, and that they value the support they receive. We want to promote wellbeing and ensure people are safe, and we will work alongside our partners to achieve this.
Our social workers change lives. It’s a challenging job and we recognise that to achieve excellent outcomes for our residents, our staff need to feel supported and have opportunities to develop.
We work hard to ensure our adults’ social workers have what they need to be the best they can be and make the most of their experience with us. We have a strong professional support network, from experienced leadership to supportive teams and team managers, providing our workforce with what they need to deliver the best possible outcomes for the adults who need them.
We work to ensure there is the right balance between support and challenge. We have invested in professional development and have clear career progression pathways. We value our staff and encourage them to develop their career with us, from students and newly qualified social workers through to senior and experienced managers.