This guide offers advice to people who are thinking about being in charge of their own social care support, or who are already doing so, but have questions about the process.
This report examines the potential for personalisation, particularly the mechanism of self-directed support and personal budgets, to result in cost efficiencies and improved productivity as well as improved care and support, resulting in better outcomes for people's lives. It provides an overview of some emerging evidence on efficiency from the implementation of personalisation so far.
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.
Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for social workers.
Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for NHS staff.
This report evaluates a pilot project offering personalised budgets to rough sleepers in the City of London. The report presents the outcomes of the pilot for individuals involved, in terms of accommodation, support needs and quality of life; explores how the personalised approach, the personalised
budget and other factors contributed to these outcomes; explores common stages in the journeys that people made from the streets and into accommodation; and considers the sustainability of outcomes and possibilities for replication and expansion.
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.
Resource that will help users find out how much they already know about personalisation, understand what personalisation means and where it comes from, and help users familiarise themselves with legislation, policy and theory influencing the personalisation agenda.
Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for occupational therapists.
Publication offering an overview of what personalisation is and how the idea originated. It also explains some of the basics of personalisation and considers what it might mean for different social care stakeholders and the sector as a whole.