It has been an interesting day in the office forget the placement break downs, forget the phone ringing non stop. There was an excuse today to celebrate a year of working in a “Fish bowel” managing to cope with no fixed desks, the facilities not working, faxes and photocopiers breaking down on panel days.
But as the table cloth is laid, and the assorted food is laid out and everybody is mixing and talking about the previous year. The real business is being done else where, as the effects of the first years cuts were being talked about, the next two years were being planned.
This time the cuts will hurt and the impact on the service will be harder. Meaning that there will be greater pressure on the workers to deliver the same service or a better service. The true effect of what will happen is not known, redundancies and dismal’s are whispered, as well as a restructure.
But should I get excited about the changes, will the processes become simpler and made easier to identify resources for the young people to enable the young people to achieve better outcomes. However, will the changes mean this or will the impact be on both the workers and the young people needing support.