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THE LIVING WELL TEAM

Staff in a Living Well service are often employed by different organisations but work together as one team towards a unified purpose. Hierarchies are flattened and multidisciplinary working, reflective practice and an asset based mindset are the foundations for the team's shared practice culture.

Living Well Teams are made up of professionals coming from the Voluntary, Statutory, Health and Social Care sectors and people with lived experience.

 

A Living Well team will usually include:

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Team Lead
Social Worker
Psychiatrist 
 
Mental Health Professional 
Peer Worker 
Clinical psychologist 
Support Worker 
Administrator 
Community development worker

Living Well practitioner attitudes

The values and attitudes embodied by Living Well teams are a key ingredient to a Living Well service.

Here is how we would describe them:

Although each team will describe these slightly differently, the core tenets are common across Living Well services in different sites.

 
 

Spaces for reflection and collaboration

To ensure that the team is able to work with people offering the highest standard of care, Living Well services cultivate regular spaces for reflective practice and individual support and embedcross-team collaboration into every interaction.


Support and supervision

We make sure no staff member goes home worrying about their work. Staff receive regular supervision, both individually and as part of a
multidisciplinary team. 
Our supervision is based on our philosophy of strength-based and solution focused way of working. We help our staff to deepen relationships, reflect on practice and decision making, share learning and develop and flourish in their roles. 

Managing risk together 

We take responsibility for the wellbeing of our staff and we embed a culture of shared risk and shared decision making when deciding how to support people. Although some members of our team may hold a caseload, we manage risks relating to safeguarding and mental health as a team.

We regard our clients as people

and not as caseloads

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