Focused, Indirect Work
The two key ingredients of focused, indirect work are that the choice of where to work is made on the basis of a rational decision-making process and that the intervention is time-limited. The decision-making process does not necessarily have to be sophisticated. Indeed, we found that some fieldworkers had developed the approach as a natural part of good practice. A community care worker in Sussex, for example, had sought to identify the gaps in community care in six parishes. She had visited all the local organisations, in addition to professional staff such as health visitors and teachers, churches and pubs, and as a result of this survey had concentrated her work in particular parts of the patch.
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