The Association for Supported Living (ASL) has recognised the challenges that lie ahead in providing meaningful living experiences for people with learning disabilities and demonstrates in this report how people can live purposefully within ordinary homes, integrating closely within the context of their local neighbourhoods.
Evidence of the successful enhancement of individual rights is provided in this report through the stories of ten people who were previously required to live in institutions because their behaviour was deemed to be challenging.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion paper from the Centre for Welfare Reform first presented at the Tizard Memorial Lecture, 4th March 2011.
A summary of older people’s and carers’ experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It is based on a six month study, which also included people with mental health problems.
The research was commissioned from a joint team from Acton Shapiro, the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU).
This document is the Joseph Rowntree's response to the Department of Health consultation, Liberating the NHS: an information revolution.
The Joseph Rowntree's response to the government consultation 'Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control'.
This guide offers advice to people who are thinking about being in charge of their own social care support, or who are already doing so, but have questions about the process.
Caroline Tomlinson tells the story of her son Joe, the first person in the UK to receive an individual budget which fundamentally improved the quality of his life.