Changes in the community

Health and social care in Thurrock is changing and providers and partners are joining up health, care and community services to better support you.

Starting in the community, adult social care is seeing some exciting developments such as the introduction of wellbeing teams, community led support, and technology enabled care.

Benefits of this new way of working include:

  • Identifying gaps in services;
  • Re-allocating resources to where they are needed the most;
  • Early-intervention support
Wellbeing teams

Introduced in May 2019 as an alternative way of working that’s less traditional.

The new teams will support you to achieve the things that matter most.

Wellbeing workers will be more locally based.

They will take time to get to know you to offer a service tailored to you.

Community led support

Bringing social workers out of the Council and into the community.

Easier for you to access them.

You can now go to different community venues and speak directly with a social worker.

Social workers can work with you to identify what you might need to best support your situation.


Many of the changes described in this leaflet will use technology enabled care.

Technology is helping people to regain independence and control.

Technology can also help carers and health professionals identify any issues at the earliest opportunity.

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