Care provider perceptions of 'named social worker' model in Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    Project Details


    Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) have adopted the innovative "named social worker" model which means each person accessing social care remains allocated to single social worker as far as possible for the period of their current and future support, rather than being reallocated to a new social worker in the event of any future referrals for support.
    The "named social worker" model has been piloted in a total 9 sites in England (6 sites in Phase 1 and 6 sites in Phase 2, with 3 sites involved in both Phase 1 and Phase 2) and evaluated favourably overall re level of control and outcomes achieved for people accessing support; confidence and quality of practice of social work practitioners; and systemic processes in local areas
    (SCIE/Innovation Unit 2018, see
    This study wishes to explore the perceptions of the "named social worker" approach of care providers delivering care package elements to people supported by CWP , with a specific focus on the impact and potential of the model for partnership working and integration of health and social care.
    The study will involve two stages.
    Stage 1 will consist of an on line survey distributed to all care providers (service or team manager level) contributing to care and support packages for people accessing support via CWP.
    Stage 2 will consist of semi structured virtual interview (est 30 mins) with a representative sample of care provider team or service managers (where willingness to participate indicated within survey) (est. n = 12).

    Layman's description

    A study to explore the views of commissioned adult social care providers of the impact, benefits and potential of the named social worker" model

    Key findings

    Short titleCWP Named Social Worker
    Effective start/end date1/02/2329/09/23

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