1.1Identify features of effective partnership working
Partnership working has been described as a joint working arrangement where the partners all agree to achieve a common goal for the service users despite being independent bodies.
For effective partnership to work they will need to have good communication written and oral, build positive relationships in terms of respect, good rapport and understanding, share information, maintain good regular contact, work together for the needs of the service users and have good working practice.
Partnerships can be formed between a number of individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest. There is usually an overarching purpose for ...view middle of the document...
➢ Trust: Before people are prepared to implement the partnership’s decisions in their own organisations, they need a high level of trust in each other and hence confidence in the collective decisions they take. Both personal and professional trust and mutual respect are factors in inter professional working.
➢ Motivation: To ask people and organizations to work in partnership is to ask them to adopt new ways of working and to accept a degree of collective control over their activities. To do this, people need to be motivated by a common vision in which they all believe and a confidence in their collective ability to achieve it.
➢ Conflict resolution mechanisms: Bringing people together in partnership, often with divergent views on.
1.2 Explain the importance of partnership working with colleagues, other professionals, others
Partnership working has been set up to improve the experience and outcomes of people who use the service. Effective working in health and social care requires collaboration. Government agenda is to ensure that integrated “joined-up” services are offered to all service users. This means that as managers we must work in partnership with other health and care professions, the service user’s families, as well as the service users themselves. As a productive way of achieving a more efficient and effective use of resources, partnership working can be a powerful tool.
The importance of working in partnership with Colleagues - it benefits the service users if colleagues have a good working partnership, it creates positive environments where service users settle better. Also building positive relationships is good for when it comes to sharing information, everyone knows what each one is doing, colleagues can support each other and enjoy their job better and runs smoothly.
Other professionals - it benefits the service users and gets better outcomes if everyone is working in partnership with each other and everyone gets to see a better insight of how much guidance and support families may need.
Others - building positive relationships with parents will benefit the service users as the parent will be more open in sharing information and take interest in what their son/daughter is doing whilst they are at your setting.
By working in partnership, everyone can understand what the other professionals are doing, it runs more smoothly and service users get all the implementation they need.
1.3 Analyse how partnership working delivers better outcomes
There is emerging evidence about the benefits for both service users and service
providers of working in partnership with other services. A partnership approach
founded on co-operation and collaboration between all relevant providers will have a
number of benefits for service users. These include:
• removal of barriers to progressing towards independence
• providing more consistent, co-ordinated and comprehensive care
• access to a range of training, education and...