person-centred approach

Accessible guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines produced to aid good support planning, based on work done in the Borders.

Guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines that are intended to be useful to people with learning difficulties and staff supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

People not processes: the future of personalisation and independent living

Report that looks at the future development of personalisation at a time of limited resources. It details two seminars held in November 2011, organised by SCIE with support and funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

The seminars brought together service users, carers and a select number of people involved in practice and policy development around personalisation in adult social care.

Choice and control for all: the role of individual service funds in delivering fully personalised care and support

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.

Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

Choice and independence over the lifecourse

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.

Whole system change: the meaning of personalisation

Presentation on the subject of personalisation and self-directed support that was produced for North Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.

Elearning : personalisation

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.

Self directed support Scotland: report of SDS council leads networking event

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.

SCIE knowledge review 20 : commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities

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.