(Short version) By using principles: having a different conversation; making sure we understand what people want and what matters to them; listening to what is important in people's lives to add value; and being a consistent point on contact.
Doing what matters - Home page
We are changing the way we work.
To help us build a Devon where we all live our lives well, we want to understand what life really feels like for the people of Devon. We’re thinking differently, asking questions about how we’ve always done things, and learning how we can constantly change to really make a difference to people’s lives and do what matters.
We want to build a Devon where people can…
You’ve been telling us what matters to you.
We don’t always get things right and we don’t have all the answers, so we are learning more about how we can help you get the best from life in Devon. You’ve had lots to say, and we’re listening and making changes.
What’s happening and why?
We need to think differently about what we do and how we do it.
How we are changing?
Our purpose is to help build a Devon where people live their lives well.
Help build an organisation designed around the needs of people in Devon.
What we're doing differently
The latest updates on the work we are doing now
(Longer version) Sarah gives an example of how we supported a female carer who share a house with an older man.
By having a different conversation; listening to what is important in people's lives to add value; and being a consistent point on contact, Dean gives an example of how we supported an older man who lives with his wife.
Using a simple tablet, the group were supported by Joe to create their own video about “What do I need to remember to take with me to go out for the day?” which is triggered by a QR code that is scanned in the building in an accessible place.
Sarah - crisis management in Care Direct Plus Northern
The film ‘What children in care want’ is part of the evaluation of the project and includes three young people from Devon who have received a personal budget to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Gary Patch: Leading the North Devon Pilot
Thousands of people across Devon are overlooked for jobs because of mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism. They’re skilled and ready to work.