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.
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.
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.
Paper that argues that ‘risk’ is often perceived negatively by people using services (used as an excuse used for stopping them doing something) – but risk needs to be shared between the person taking the risk and the system that is trying to support them; states that although some people fear that personalisation may increase risk, it could help people to be safer by putting them more in control of their lives, helping them plan ahead, and focusing our safeguarding expertise on those who really need it; and considers the fact that in an era of personalisation, approaches to risk and regulat
Evaluation to assess the development and impact of interventions implemented within the 3 local authorities test sites – Dumfries and Galloway, City of Glasgow and Highlands – to improve uptake of self-directed support (SDS).
Conference report written in partnership with In Control, Action for Children and the Office of Public Management, which gives an insight into the current issues and challenges and highlights the ongoing debate.
This report looks at some of the research findings and emerging principles and practice concerning risk enablement in the self-directed support and personal budget process while also recognising the wider context of adult safeguarding in social care. The aim is to build an evidence base drawn from both research and practice to indicate what could work to promote risk enablement, independence and control while at the same time, ensuring safety.
This ‘At a glance’ briefing highlights some of the emerging findings from research and practice regarding risk taking and safety in the implementation of self-directed support and personal budgets. The briefing summarises research findings from UK and international studies and emerging practice. The aim is to highlight evidence of what may help or hinder risk enablement and adult safeguarding in the context of promoting independence, choice and control. It also provides some examples of how practice is developing.
This report examines the potential for personalisation, particularly the mechanism of self-directed support and personal budgets, to result in cost efficiencies and improved productivity as well as improved care and support, resulting in better outcomes for people's lives. It provides an overview of some emerging evidence on efficiency from the implementation of personalisation so far.