Worcestershire County Council has welcomed official visitors from the Shanxi Province in China, at County Hall this week (25 November).
The visitors were on a fact-finding trip to learn more about Adult Social Care in Worcestershire, how we look after people following a stay in hospital and to find out more about how social care is funded.
Welcoming the guests were Worcestershire County Council Chairman, Peter Tomlinson and Chief Executive Paul Robinson.
There was an exchange of gifts; Worcestershire County Council Chairman, Peter Tomlinson presented the visitors with a ceramic thrush from Royal Worcester, a symbol of healthy relationships. In return he received a book of hand-made paper cut designs of the Chinese zodiac.
The Chinese delegation heard from Interim Director for Adult Services, Elaine Carolan before learning about how our adult social work teams operate using the Three Conversations Model from Social Work Manager Cezar Sarbu from the Bromsgrove Area Team.
There was also a presentation from Nikki Rouse on urgent care and working with colleagues from NHS as well as paying for care support from Care Contributions Assessments Team Manager, Corinne Paton.
Speaking after the event, Interim Director for Adult Service, Elaine Carolan, said: “We were very proud and honoured to be able to share our experiences and offer an insight into how we do things here in Worcestershire.
“Our visitors, who are in the UK for a short time to visit a number of councils in the region, had a very full schedule and we are delighted they were keen to visit us here at County Hall to discover more about how we work and deliver services to support individuals to remain independent for as long as possible.”