8. Person and community-centred public service models

Realism in funding/contract lengths.

Aside from the emotional stress of short term employment contracts for both employee and employer there is also the need to manage exit strategies for service users. Short term contracts can mean that work is finishing before it has effectively started.

That’s the question….

Who does not come, and do we know why? There is no easy answer but advertising widely and having contributory consultations like this one is a good start. Many are fairly content until things go unbearably wrong…I think.