The report,The 3 R’s of Social Care Reform, is based on learning from the response to Covid-19, and it identified three key ingredients for reform. These are constructive risk taking, respectful relationships and a sense of reciprocity.
These behaviours and attitudes are brought to life in case studies that explore the impact of Covid-19 on self-directed support, commissioning, and the community response in different places in England. It highlights the value of co-production during the crisis, as a mechanism to quickly ascertain the challenges faced by people receiving care and support and in shaping a targeted response.
Clenton Farquharson, TLAP Chair, commented on the report “Surely the legacy of this horrific pandemic must be to learn the lessons of how we treat people who draw on services so that they can lead a good life. If we practice genuine co-production, as outlined in this important report, we will be making steps in the right direction.”