This briefing provides guidance for home care providers on how to meet the challenges posed by the personalisation agenda. It provides details of both opportunities and risks, and also highlights how personalisation will impact on organisations very differently, depending on their size, and whether they have relied on large-scale council contracts or on more self-funded customers. Short examples from practice are also included.
Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for carers, for example its impact on support provided to both the looked after person and the carer.
Briefing paper designed to make those responsible for commissioning services aware of the key messages and practice advice regarding personalisation.
Paper investigating the relationship between homelessness and offending and describing supported accommodation services provided by Sacro for offenders in Scotland. It also summarises the principal findings from research on the impact of supported accommodation for offenders and highlights issues for practitioners which come out of the research.
Research briefing paper examining some of the most common barriers to using and providing health and social care services in rural areas.
Research briefing paper focusing on the ways in which AT devices may be used by individuals, practitioners and organisations in meeting the needs of older people and examining some of the claims about the benefits of AT for people who use services and for health and social care agencies.
Paper identifying and discussing practical initiatives aimed at increasing the numbers of adults with learning disabilities who can benefit from direct payments.
This paper aims to identify an effective way of feeding findings from research on child abuse commissioned by the Department of Health (1995) into child protection practice.
N.B. This resource is no longer available.
Paper pinpointing what the available evidence shows about what is meant by self assessment and how effective it can be.
Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.