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A ground breaking pilot transforming the way social care is delivered for adults and older residents is recruiting for jobs in St Ives and Soham.

The Neighbourhood Cares Transformation Pilot, a first for Cambridgeshire, uses the Dutch inspired Buurtzorg system in which families and communities play a key role in keeping adults and older people independent into old age.

It aims to deliver cost saving early interventions to help individuals maintain their independence and quality of life and be less reliant on expensive adult social care. It also aims to respond to needs in a flexible way, building on natural support networks at a local level.

The pilot is designed to improve both the outcomes and the experience of care through a more local and personalised approach. The teams will establish innovative ways of working that could form the basis for delivery of adult social care across Cambridgeshire.

An Assessment Day for those interested in roles in the pilot will take place on Friday 19 May at Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Trumpington, Cambridge. Anyone wishing to attend this day must register my emailing [email protected]  by 17.00 on the 17 May.

Louise Tranham, Neighbourhood Cares Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council said “our aim is to encourage independence – people don’t want to become dependent on services what they want is to access accurate and timely information in order to make informed choices. If they do require support they want that support based in their local community. We want to build a team that will help and support residents maintain their independence and quality of life.”

The job advert for the Neighbourhood Cares roles can be found here.

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