The continued drive to transform social care through personalisation and the ongoing focus of Government on personal budgets for everyone who is eligible by 2013 presents a huge challenge to the sector. Making a reality of transformation of this scale in a way that really changes lives at a time of continued pressure on public finances places great demands on councils and providers alike.
A web resource of policy briefings, publications and research on the topic of the Disabled People's Independent Living Movement and independent living in Scotland.
Report looking at what good support means to people with disabilities.
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.
This report begins by looking at disabled people’s mobility needs and proceeds to examine the different support available for meeting these.
Series of videos on the subject of personalisation.
Report that considers the future of personalisation in health and social care in an era of considerable social, economic and policy change.
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.
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.
This is a summary of the study. This study is the most user-centred and authoritative commentary to date on current policies and practice. The Standards We Expect project team (service users, practitioners and researchers) worked with service users, carers, front-line practitioners and managers in eight very diverse settings. Research findings published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in May 2011.