Personalisation (Self-directed support)

A collection of resources on the topic of personalisation. It is one of IRISS's core themes.

Counting the cost of choice and control: evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland

Study with overall aim to provide macro-level financial and economic evidence on the potential costs, benefits and impacts of an increase in the uptake of SDS in Scotland.

Personalisation: lessons from social care

Paper that shows how the personalisation agenda encourages innovation, offering the potential to create new markets around localised and individual needs, to focus fiscal resources directly and discretely, and to enable small groups of individuals to ‘positively disrupt’ a complex and opaque system.

It begins with a potted history of personalisation, and ends with five recommendations for the implementation of personalisation, whatever the sector, in a way that increases the availability and use of new, community­based approaches to support and inclusion.

ISFS in action: personalising block contracts

Report that describes a ground-breaking initiative in the development of personalisation in adult social care. By working in partnership, Southwark Council has:

- Broken down a large block contract for 83 people into individual budgets
- Created Individual Service Funds (ISF) for more flexible services
- Begun creating better and more empowering services for those they serve
- Developed a more dynamic and respectful relationship between a service provider and commissioner

People not processes: the future of personalisation and independent living

Report that looks at the future development of personalisation at a time of limited resources. It details two seminars held in November 2011, organised by SCIE with support and funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

The seminars brought together service users, carers and a select number of people involved in practice and policy development around personalisation in adult social care.

Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

Whole system change: the meaning of personalisation

Presentation on the subject of personalisation and self-directed support that was produced for North Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.

Elearning : personalisation

This learning activity is the Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE's e-learning resource on personalisation. These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of Personalisation. Resource published in 2011.

Self directed support Scotland: report of SDS council leads networking event

Report that sets out the main points of discussion at the first event of SDS leads in Scotland and priorities identified by participants for future activity, both for the Scottish Government and for local leads themselves.

In the annexes to this report are the key findings of the National Evaluation of the SDS test sites, presented by Dr Julie Ridley, and the speeches of the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP, and COSLA’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson, Councilor Douglas Yates.

Tailor made

Report that considers the future of personalisation in health and social care in an era of considerable social, economic and policy change.