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.
Tool developed to help assess how ready services are to deliver personalised care. It will be of particular use to social care providers. This is the first stage of the development.
The second stage will be launched in December 2010, which will direct individuals to resources that will help make improvements.
Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for social workers.
Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for NHS staff.
This report evaluates a pilot project offering personalised budgets to rough sleepers in the City of London. The report presents the outcomes of the pilot for individuals involved, in terms of accommodation, support needs and quality of life; explores how the personalised approach, the personalised
budget and other factors contributed to these outcomes; explores common stages in the journeys that people made from the streets and into accommodation; and considers the sustainability of outcomes and possibilities for replication and expansion.
Resource that will help users to: consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of personalisation, review practitioner’s perceptions of personalisation, reflect on service user experience, develop skills in supporting an individual through the process, identify future learning/training requirements and reflect on learning in relation to personalisation.