person-centred care

Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of older people and their carers (At a glance 40)

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).

Liberating the NHS: an information revolution - response to the Department of Health consultation

This document is the Joseph Rowntree's response to the Department of Health consultation, Liberating the NHS: an information revolution.

Directing your own support: a user's guide to self-directed support in Scotland

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.

Self directed support in Scotland: case studies

Series of video case studies on examples of self-directed support in Scotland.

IRISS Forum 2010: Caroline Tomlinson

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.

Getting personal: measuring providers' progress towards personalisation

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.

Personalisation briefing (At a glance 29)

Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for social workers.

Providing personalised support to rough sleepers: an evaluation of the City of London pilot

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.