person-centred care

Involving older people in commissioning: more power to their elbow?

Report that studies older people’s wishes and experiences of commissioning health and personal care services.

Another way: transforming peoples' lives through good practice in adult social care

Good practice report which offers snapshots - case studies from VODG member organisations - depicting the core issues that help improve the lives of vulnerable people.

The group of people that concerns this report include those with severe and complex needs, with sensory impairments or who have a autistic spectrum disorder.

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.

Health efficiencies: the possible impact of personalisation in healthcare

Report that focuses on the possible efficiencies that can be found if some of the approaches and technologies that sometimes go by the name of 'personalisation' to healthcare were applied.

The future for personalisation? Service users, carers and digital engagement

Study that examines the relevance of social media to the development of personalised social care in general, and to self-directed support in particular.

The focus of the report is the UK but, given the global nature of web-based communication, it does include some international initiatives.

bespoken

A social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their living rooms, and where people can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges they face with appliances and technology.

The site was created by the Blackwood Foundation an independent subsidiary of Blackwood (previously known as Margaret Blackwood Housing Association). The Blackwood Foundation supports people to live independently and to get the most out of life.

'Would you have sandwiches for your tea every night?': older people's views of social care in Northern Ireland

Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.

SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.

A fair society and the limits of personalisation

Discussion paper from the Centre for Welfare Reform first presented at the Tizard Memorial Lecture, 4th March 2011.