We met three years ago after a local authority Domiciliary Care Providers meeting; we were both employed within the independent care sector, and were the lead managers for our respective organisations. We are both forward thinking and innovative in our approach to social care, our primary goal is always to maximise choice and independence for the people that we provide a PA database to, and to support and enhance the skills of the workforce.
We worked with a local authority to pilot an independent reablement service that ran alongside and enhanced their in-house service. This joint working approach was extremely successful, and doubled the delivery of successful reablement services to local people. The partnership was strongly underpinned by Julie’s knowledge of reablement and Jan’s knowledge of the development and delivery of training packages and coaching staff members.
“…This reablement pilot has been successful due to the commitment, drive, enthusiasm, personal and operational skills, and true partnership working between Jan and Julie, and will be showcased across the East of England…” (Local Authority statement)
The service that PACT Partnerships offer has grown from a simple idea into an innovative and exciting approach to supporting people in every community, whilst safeguarding at every possible opportunity. Currently statutory authorities and other organisations offer parts or ‘bits’ of the service, leaving the end user frustrated, confused and possibly at risk
We are both committed to providing the safest and best possible PA's to people using a direct payment, who are self-funding, and to fully supporting their personal assistants.
What is new with Jan and Julie
Jan has just been voted onto the board as a trustee of Age Concern Southend; May 2013
Julie has just been voted onto the board as a parent governor at Cecil Jones College; June 2013