person-centred approach

This paper sets out ADSW's position regarding the personalisation of social work services in Scotland.

It aims to maintain the momentum for change established by the publication of the Changing Lives Service Development Group papers and follows on from ADSW's seminar in September 2008, organised as part of the association's drive to implement the Changing Lives recommendations at local level.

Caroline Tomlinson tells the story of her son Joe, the first person in the UK to receive an individual budget which fundamentally improved the quality of his life.

Tool developed to help assess how ready services are to deliver personalised care. It will be of particular use to social care providers. This is the first stage of the development.

The second stage will be launched in December 2010, which will direct individuals to resources that will help make improvements.

Resource that will help users to: consider the possible benefits and drawbacks of personalisation, review practitioner’s perceptions of personalisation, reflect on service user experience, develop skills in supporting an individual through the process, identify future learning/training requirements and reflect on learning in relation to personalisation.

Part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research series, Duncan MacKay speaks about personalisation services in Scotland. The event was held on 8th October, 2009.

Kirstein Rummery, Chair of the Social Policy at the University of Stirling, speaks about personalisation and some of the issues involved. The talk was delivered at the Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.

Wendy Harrington, Professional Development Manager with the Association of Directors of Social Work, speaks about personalisation and community capacity building in Scotland. This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.

Iain Ferguson, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, speaks about some of the challenges that the personalisation agenda presents to social services workers and users. This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.

Mike Naulty, Associate Dean, School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, speaks about the meaning of community capacity building, why it is important, its outcomes and the challenges faced by social work practitioners. This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.