Taith’s work with Prospects for Young People is one of 7 case studies in a new report by The Health Foundation.
Taith worked with Prospects over a 12 month period in order to introduce Person Centred Planning (PCP) into all their children’s homes.
A unique part of this training was the introduction of Appreciative Inquiry and the development of PCP Champions across the workforce.
One section of the report stated that ‘The methods used to identify and map assets varied among the case study sites. They included traditional community asset mapping and circles of support (Kirkintilloch),71 talking points (Fife), community conversations (Manchester) and ‘appreciative inquiry’, which was applied in Wrexham ‘explicitly to the training and implementation. It was consciously used to help staff to relate to the subtle difference between what they were doing and what they were being asked to do. Each represents a different way to organise discussions about assets through appreciative conversations and active listening. Critically, all of these methods involved conversations with local people at an individual, family and community level and within organisational teams‘.
This work also won a Care Council for Wales Accolade in 2013 for Excellent Outcomes for the Care of Younger People.