Report that looks at how far government and other organisations are making information about social care more easily available. It examines the challenges that organisations providing home care services face in responding to service users’ choices and the help that local authorities can give these organisations to meet such challenges.
It also reviews the available research evidence on how service users, carers and professionals balance the benefits of choice against the potential risks involved.
Presentation on the subject of personalisation and self-directed support that was produced for North Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.
This learning activity is the Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE's e-learning resource on personalisation. These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of Personalisation. Resource published in 2011.
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.
This knowledge review brings together knowledge from research and practice on commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities who are labelled as having complex needs and/or challenging behaviour. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in July 2008.
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.
The first part of this policy paper provides a very brief overview of the development of adult social care in order to place the advent of personal budgets in their historical and policy context.
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.
Presentation by Sam Newman, Director, OLM Personalisation Programme at the Working Together to Meet the Financial and Reform Agenda Challenges event, held on Tuesday 11 January 2011 in Edinburgh.
This paper presents the key messages from two SCIE expert seminars: Innovate and Fly: supporting quality and efficiency in tough times (co-hosted with The Innovation Unit) 9 July 2010; and Big ideas, big society: innovation in care and support (co-hosted with the Department of Health) 5 August 2010.