Celebrating what we've achieved so far with our Better Lives programme

We all want to live in the place we call home with the people we love, doing the things that matter most to us – that’s the social care future we seek.

Our Better Lives programme is helping to bring this future to life in Barnsley, refocusing our vision for Adult Social Care to place the people we support at the heart of everything we do.

Over the past two years, our Adult Social Care teams have achieved some great things to continue improving the way we support you, including:

  • Making sure that your first contact with us helps you to stay independent and well thanks to our Front Door team, getting support to you sooner.
  • Working hard to support people in their own homes with our ‘Home First’ approach, helping us to reduce admissions to residential care homes by 22%.
  • Launching our Reablement Community Pathway to help more people regain their independence and confidence, reducing their need for longer-term care.
  • Leading South Yorkshire’s local supported employment scheme, helping people with learning disabilities or autism to get started in the workplace.

You can learn more about our achievements to date in our latest YouTube video.

We’re really excited about what our teams are working on, and we want to take you on this journey with us. Over the summer, you’ll be hearing more from the staff key to delivering these great achievements for you, our communities.

Keep an eye on our Better Lives blog to learn more about what we’ve achieved so far, what we’re currently working on and how it will help you achieve more with our support.

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