Guide intended to assist those whose work brings them into contact with potential and current disabled learners in England by offering information and advice on the issues faced by disabled learners.
This pamphlet engages with the key debate facing politicians, policy-makers, staff and the public – whether we can build a model of public service delivery that overcomes the limitations of both paternalism and consumerism.
Paper addressing issues such as how science and technology can work for the poorest members of societies, the role technologies might play in the futures of people in developing countries and how poor people can become involved in mapping out their own technological futures.
This is a practical guide to evaluating participation work in children's services. It covers evaluation planning; involving children and young people; ethics; methods; analysis; presenting findings; dissemination. There is an extensive list of further resources that cover the topics discussed in more depth, as well as details of several participation-related evaluation tools.
Report drawing attention to the plight of adults with complex problems and multiple needs and calling for the reconfiguration of services, policies and thinking to better reflect the experience of such people and the strategic thinking required to meet their needs.
Working together for change is an approach to engagement with people using services to review their experiences and determine priorities for change. It can be used to ensure that co-production with local people and families is at the heart of social care transformation programmes. This report describes a six stage process that uses person centred information - such as person centred reviews, person centred plans or support plans - to inform strategic change and commissioning.
This report draws on a systematic review of published evidence to provide lessons on empowerment for policy makers and practitioners. It aims to enable the development of workable activities for empowerment underpinned by a sound evidence base. It focuses on six key mechanisms that facilitate empowerment: asset transfer; citizen governance; electronic participation; participatory budgeting; petitions; redress.
Describes some creative ways of promoting personalisation to service users and practitioners. The four methods highlighted are: A board game called 'Whose shoes? - putting people first'; a website (shop4support) where people who use social care support services can choose them online; Social Care TV - to be launched by SCIE in October - which will include video about personalisation, and attending regional personalisation roadshows.
Video interviews with delegates at an Open University seminar held at Paisley University, Hamilton Campus, 30 September 2009.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.