Pushing the boundaries of social care: innovation on the frontline
In the present period of austerity innovation is not a luxury but a necessity. Throughout the public sector, people are working at the front line are continuously adapting to meet everyday challenges head on and creating radical solutions to address them.
The Local Innovation Award (LIA) Scheme captures some of this creativity and pioneer spirit. Through the awards, examples have emerged of organisations pushing traditional boundaries, and enabling customers, partners and staff to work together to create new forms of service delivery.
This is the story of some of the exciting innovations which have been uncovered in relation to health and social care. Some of the examples are works in progress, but all demonstrate a fresh perspective on tackling some of the key contemporary challenges facing the sector.