person-centred care

One person, one team, one system

Policy report that looks at health and care services holistically, with the person, not the institution, at the centre. It proposes a set of recommendations that will focus on helping people stay well, manage their conditions and promote their independence; it suggests how incentives can be aligned across health and care organisations to encourage them to put people’s interests first; and it encourages health and social care to work in partnership for their communities, without proposing expensive and distracting structural reorganisations.

Ending 15-minute care

Findings of a study based on a request for information made to 152 English local authorities, one English Primary Care Trust and one English Clinical Commissioning Group under the Freedom of Information Act; a nationally representative
ComRes poll of 2025 British adults, including 456 adults with a disability or health condition; and a number of qualitative interviews and brief surveys undertaken with care workers, disabled and older people in receipt of 15-minute care visits, and family members of those in receipt of 15-minute care visits.

What is joined up care? Sam's story

Short animated video which helps to outline what is meant by ‘integrated care’ and explains how working in a joined up manner improves the patients care; helping them stay out of hospital and be treated at home. 

Self-directed support in North Ayrshire

Video (uploaded to YouTube) produced by North Ayrshire Council on how people can have more choice and control over their social care through self-directed support.

Putting people into personalisation: relational approaches to social care and housing

Paper that argues that ‘demand-side’ reforms  such as Direct Payments do not on their own  result in a change of provision in the care and support market. It asks what ‘supply-side’ reforms might be needed in order to bring real choice – the choice about the shape of their lives – to those newly ‘empowered’ ‘consumers’.

How self-directed support is failing to deliver personal budgets and personalisation

Discussion paper on why the underpinning notion of self directed support seems to have failed in its ambitions. It also looks at how the concepts of personalisation and personal budgets associated with self-directed support may retain value if interpreted in an appropriate way, delivered through an appropriate strategy.

Spirituality and ageing: implications for the care and support of older people (IRISS Insights, No19)

It is predicted that by 2033 there will be a 50% increase in the number of people over 60 in Scotland. This is accompanied by increasing longevity.

This evidence review focuses on the spiritual care of older people as one of the ways in which person-centred care can be achieved.

Self-directed support (SDS): preparing for delivery (IRISS Insights, No.18)

Evidence review that considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.