Kosovan delegation eager to learn how social care is provided in Norfolk

Norfolk Social Services is a showcase

27 April 2012

Norfolk’s social care services will be showcased to an international audience when a delegation from Kosovo visits the county next week.

The group will be welcomed by Norfolk County Council on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a week-long visit to the country that has been arranged by the Department for International Development.

With a task of shaping social care services following their decentralisation in Kosovo, the group, consisting of Mayors, Directors of Social Care for several local authorities in Kosovo, and Officers from the Ministry for Social Welfare, are keen to learn how Norfolk provides social care services for both adults and children.

Ian Mackie, Deputy Leader of Norfolk County Council, said: “It is testament to the quality and hard work of our Children’s Services and Community Services that Norfolk has been selected to be part of this developmental visit from the Kosovan delegation.

“We are looking forward to showcasing the world class work that we do and we hope this will prove beneficial learning for them.”

While with Norfolk County Council, the delegation will hear about Norfolk’s service provision, the council’s commissioning role, and details of reablement services.

The group will head out to meet social workers and talk to service users at the Vauxhall Centre, a children’s home and one of the council’s Norse Care-run Housing with Care sites.

Media Opportunity

Members of the media are invited to photograph the delegation shortly after their arrival at County Hall on Tuesday May 1 at 12.30pm. Pre-recorded interviews about the visit are also available. Contact 01603 222973 to arrange.

For political comment

Ian Mackie, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Finance and Performance, on 07920 286611

Paul Morse, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, on 01692 402003, or 07789 164439

Richard Bearman, Leader of the Green Party Group, on 01603 504124

George Nobbs, Leader of the Labour Group, on 01603 611406

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/News/NCC104789

3 Responses to Kosovan delegation eager to learn how social care is provided in Norfolk

  1. Liz Rankine says:

    …but it seems they are not taking them to see social care delivered at home?

  2. janet says:

    It seems that they want to promote the better side of
    care. But do not want Kosovo representatives to meet
    any carers who are caring 24/7.They could tell them
    that the County Council Policies dont work and also
    lack of support.
    Janet.

  3. Susan says:

    If I could write Yugoslavian I would email them and give them the carers and disability side of thing and warn them about copying the way of Norfolk

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