Helping people help themselves

By engaging around 3,500 service users who don't yet meet thresholds for statutory support for specialist services, or where the statutory involvement cannot meet all their needs, Oldham Council's new Early Help service aims to ensure individuals receive support to prevent them needing specialist services. This case study forms part of our demand management, adult social care, resource.

Demand management

The new approach integrates services from a range of areas and focuses on helping people to help themselves by giving them the skills to problem solve and manage their own lives.

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