An opportunity to discuss ideas / thoughts Julia Skelton  Director of Professional Operations The future model / focus for...
Current drivers for change in social care in England that provide opportunities /  Challenges for OT <ul><li>New Vision fo...
Where do OT’s fit into the New Vision <ul><li>6 ‘P’ Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention  </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisa...
Where do Occupational Therapists add most value?
Where could our skills be put to best use?
What do we need to let go that others could do?
<ul><li>What impacts / changes are already taking place as a response to the financial constraints within your local autho...
What has the College done recently  to support current change drivers? <ul><li>Joint COT / SCIE Briefing on Personalisatio...
Future model role for Occupational  Therapist working in social care <ul><li>Should College provide some leadership to Mem...
What is our unique selling point in  social care <ul><li>Opportunities in social care for Occupational Therapists </li></u...
<ul><li>Reablement </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Assistive Technology for those with Dementia </li></ul><ul><li>Health Prom...
Opportunities in Social Care or Housing? <ul><li>Managing DFG process </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments for major adaptations ...
<ul><li>What do you see as potential different ways of working for you? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Start discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in your thoughts  e-mail me </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a small gro...
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Julia Skelton, director of professional operations at the College of Occupational Therapists, gave this presentation on the "Future model/focus for
Occupational Therapists working in
Social Care" at NAIDEX Conference April 2011.

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Future Model of OT

  1. 1. An opportunity to discuss ideas / thoughts Julia Skelton Director of Professional Operations The future model / focus for Occupational Therapists working in Social Care
  2. 2. Current drivers for change in social care in England that provide opportunities / Challenges for OT <ul><li>New Vision for Social Care </li></ul><ul><li>Work progressing by Law Commission on legislation </li></ul><ul><li>70 million & 162 million released for reablement </li></ul><ul><li>Local authorities facing financial budget challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Social Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>New Blue Badge Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes from Right to Control Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where do OT’s fit into the New Vision <ul><li>6 ‘P’ Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Plurality & Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity Quality & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Also focus on capable communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where do Occupational Therapists add most value?
  5. 5. Where could our skills be put to best use?
  6. 6. What do we need to let go that others could do?
  7. 7. <ul><li>What impacts / changes are already taking place as a response to the financial constraints within your local authority? </li></ul>
  8. 8. What has the College done recently to support current change drivers? <ul><li>Joint COT / SCIE Briefing on Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>COT stand at National Children’s & Adult Social Care Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Recent position statements on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reablement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High impacts including one on OT in Social Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social services network and bulletin </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Future model role for Occupational Therapist working in social care <ul><li>Should College provide some leadership to Members? </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is our unique selling point in social care <ul><li>Opportunities in social care for Occupational Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>At single point of access </li></ul><ul><li>Fast tracking equipment and adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Providing advice solutions and information </li></ul><ul><li>Complex manual handling resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting cost savings with ‘double manual handle equipment’ </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting self-assessment for services users for simple solutions for equipment and adaptation e.g. SARA and ADL Smartcare </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Badge Assessments </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Reablement </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Assistive Technology for those with Dementia </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion – NICE Public Health Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Working with communities to achieve positive outcomes enabling communities to be self-sustaining </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing care packages </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful activity in residential care </li></ul><ul><li>OT contribution to disabled children and their families in managing complex disabilities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Opportunities in Social Care or Housing? <ul><li>Managing DFG process </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments for major adaptations and saving appropriate funding </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing Housing voids for accessible housing </li></ul><ul><li>Audit of Accessible Council Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Managing contracts with Home Improvement Agencies </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What do you see as potential different ways of working for you? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Start discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in your thoughts e-mail me </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a small group to further progress </li></ul><ul><li>Let me know if you want to become involved </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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