person-centred approach

Follow-up evaluation of self-directed support test sites in Scotland

Follow-up evaluation that is built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011.

This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.

Progressing personalisation: a review of personal budgets and direct payments for carers

Review that explores implementation of personalisation for carers, focusing specifically on personal budgets and direct payments in relation to support provided to carers. It reviews evidence on current implementation and identifies areas for further policy and practice development in view of proposed changes to the law in the draft Care and Support Bill.

It examines:

  • What personalisation should mean for carers 
  • Assessment and eligibility 
  • Resource allocation
  • Support planning and how personal budgets are spent

Self-directed support (SDS): preparing for delivery (IRISS Insights, No.18)

Evidence review that considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.

The future of personalisation: implications for welfare reform

Paper that describes the background to personalisation and then goes on to offer an analysis of the different policy options that will open up citizens, professionals, families, communities and policy-makers to its potential.

Personalisation: readiness and capacity to respond

Report that examines the attitudes, progress, readiness and needs of social care providers in Glasgow as arrangements for the personalisation of social care in the city evolve.

Personalisation and human rights: a discussion paper

Shared values and principles that should govern approaches to integration and the way new structures are built that will empower citizens of Scotland and unlock them from the failing of past systems, rather than locking them into a new system that lacks a clear vision.

The social care market: fixing a broken system

Report which examines the challenges of providing quality care services. It provides a series of case studies from other European countries.

All together now: a toolkit on co-production for disabled people and their organisations

Toolkit which explains what co-production is and gives some tips on how to make it successful.

It is designed for disabled people and their organisations who want to start working in co-production with service providers like local authorities, NHS Boards and others.

Personalisation: lessons from social care

Paper that shows how the personalisation agenda encourages innovation, offering the potential to create new markets around localised and individual needs, to focus fiscal resources directly and discretely, and to enable small groups of individuals to ‘positively disrupt’ a complex and opaque system.

It begins with a potted history of personalisation, and ends with five recommendations for the implementation of personalisation, whatever the sector, in a way that increases the availability and use of new, community­based approaches to support and inclusion.

Information about support plans

Document detailing what a support plan is for, what a good one is, what it looks like and how to put one together.