Devon County Council
What they did:
Developed a wellbeing plan for Adult Social Care.
Why they did it:
The Council recognised the need to develop and expand its wellbeing offer. They wanted to establish a sustainable model for staff wellbeing that would support staff to be happy and effective in their role, whilst also supporting recruitment and retention of the workforce.
How they did it:
The Council developed a wide-ranging support offer regarding wellbeing. They developed a network of Wellbeing Supporters who signpost and promote wellbeing activities at frontline level. Though nothing is mandated, Wellbeing Supporters signpost support and disseminate information. Wellbeing Supporters, and team managers, have wellbeing sessions and drop-in events to share experiences and foster knowledge exchange and the sharing of good practice.
The Council also works closely with partners and builds relationships to support its work, working closely with Trade Unions, fellow councils, and with Mind to provide training for managers.
They have offered resilience workshops for whole teams, ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ online sessions and a Wellbeing Reference Group, comprising staff representing Adult Social Care that assisted in the co-production of resources and service plans for wellbeing.
87 per cent of the Adult Social Care workforce feel that the organisation is supporting their wellbeing and 93 per cent of staff know where to get support for their wellbeing.