Strengths-based Monmouthshire

If you take a look at what's going on in this very rural East Wales county you'll be surprised to find a council that committed to trusting its people and its employees; to refocusing its efforts to co-produce responses to local requirements with its citizens; to looking beyond presenting needs and engaging with the strengths and assets of those who seek its assistance, enabling and strengthening rather than encouraging long-term dependence; and generating tailored responses to what really matters to people rather than shoe-horning them into a small choice of ill-fitting commodified service alternatives. If you want an alternative to succumbing compliantly to divisive cuts you'd do well to keep an eye on Monmouthshire.

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