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"Working in the Older People and Physical Disability (OPPD) division provides opportunities to make a real difference, by enabling the people we support to lead more active, safe and fulfilled lifestyles of their choice.

It’s an exciting time to join us, we have developed our service to better meet the needs of individuals who require our support. It is what we have always done, but we have taken the opportunity to look at new ways of working that are more effective, with clearer pathways for our residents, focusing on what people can do for themselves and how we support them to live their lives as independently as possible.

In turn this means our staff use their professional skills to focus on a strength-based approach to assessment, care and support planning, through to reviews, always looking at maximising outcomes for our residents of Kent.

We continue to work in partnership with our health colleagues and other partners as part of the local care integration of health and social care agenda. Working in OPPD you will have the opportunity to experience all our different team functions to draw on your skills in a variety of settings.

As the Interim Head of Older People and Physical Disability I want the best for those we support in Kent and this is only possible as a team effort with everyone playing their part. I believe we already have the foundations in place for an effective service and I am now committed to sustaining and building on those improvements. This means creating a culture of continuous improvement as part of a learning organisation which fosters good practice, where staff are encouraged to be innovative and creative, share ideas and collaboration exists.

Thank you for your interest in joining us at this exciting time."

Janice Duff -  Interim Head of Older People and Physical Disability services and Urgent Care Lead/ Adult Social Care and Health

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