Personalised care & support planning tool

Personalised care & support planning tool

TLAP (Think Local Act Personal) has released a new tool to support integrated and person-centred care for people with health and social care needs.

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Personalised Management

Personalised Management

In this article we look at Personalised Management. Sam Sly is a registered social worker with 25 years of extensive experience working in regulation, health and social care as a field worker, commissioner and provider and she gives us an overview of her knowledge in this important subject.

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Dementia Tool for Checking Progress on Personalisation

This Dementia tool published by Progress for Providers will help you check the progress in delivering a personalised service for people living with Dementia.  It asks you to look at the practices, policies, knowledge and skills of you and your workers and at the experience of the person with dementia and their family.

Click here to view the PDF.

No Assumptions: A Narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health

No Assumptions: A Narrative for personalised, coordinated care and support in mental health is a resource to help NHS, council commissioners and providers of services organise person-centred care based on what people with live experience of mental illness say is important to them.

The resource was co-produced by TLAP and National Voices with people with mental health needs from TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group, the National Survivor User Network, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Certitude.


Personalisation and Personal Budgets Guidance

Charity Rethink Mental Illness has launched a series of new guides to help mental health professionals support people with personalisation.

The 6 handbooks offer advice on each stage of personalisation, from helping someone decide whether a personal budget suits their needs, to supporting them in applying for and managing one.

They also give information on how personal budgets can be used by carers, and what support mental health professionals can offer when personal budget payments come to an end.

The guides are based on the findings of The People Study, a three year project looking at how people affected by severe mental illness have experienced personalisation.

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Innovative learning – New personalisation case studies

12/09/2013 Personalisation

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Over the past two years, Skills for Care’s Innovation Fund has supported a number of projects aimed at people who employ their own care and support staff and personal assistants (PAs). The learning from these projects is now available from a series of new case studies.

  • Suffolk Brokerage overcame the challenges of engaging with individuals who did not see themselves as employers
  • Liverpool Personal Service Society led consultations to identify what people wanted from their PAs, with personal qualities and values emerging as particularly important
  • The Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living developed an empowering approach for individuals, resulting in training designed by disabled people for disabled people
  • CareMatch developed a contact database with the ultimate aim of developing a community based service to ensure social inclusion and improve support for both people with disabilities and those supporting them
  • Ruils created five short films looking at areas of training for PAs. The films can be freely accessed online via a link in the case study.

Click here to access all of the case studies.

Paths to Personalisation Guide for Mental Health

06/08/2013 Mental Health, Personalisation

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A new Personalisation guide for mental health has been published with the aim of increasing the number of people with mental health problems accessing personal budgets.

Paths to Personalisation, published by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), offers examples of what needs to be in place to make personalisation work in mental health. It provides examples drawn from latest practice and policy and up-to-date sources of advice for people.

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SCIE – Adults’ services: Personalisation

02/07/2013 Personalisation

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Personalisation means thinking about public services and social care in an entirely different way – starting with the person and their individual circumstances rather than the service. SCIE is producing an extensive range of work, engaging those who most need to be aware of the implications of personalisation. Continue reading …

Personalisation Toolkit – Making it Personal for Everyone

02/07/2013 Learning Disabilities, Personalisation

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This Personalisation toolkit publication “Making it Personal for Everyone” talks readers through how Dimensions (UK) Ltd changed what they offer people and their families by breaking down every aspect of their ‘bundled’ support packages.  Dimensions (UK) Ltd is part of the New Dimensions Group, which is the UK’s second largest voluntary provider of support for people with learning difficulties.

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SCIE: At a glance Personalisation briefings

02/07/2013 Personalisation

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SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) is developing a series of ‘At a glance’ personalisation briefings to present an overview of the implications for different professional groups involved in the transformation process. These briefings are currently available for commissioners, homecare workers, housing providers and carers.

Click here to view the list of briefings currently available.

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  • Communicating with people with a learning disability

    by on 16/12/2014 - 0 Comments

    This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

    by on 27/03/2015 - 0 Comments

    The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]

  • Sensible Risk Assessment in Care Settings

    by on 07/11/2013 - 0 Comments

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings.  The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

    by on 19/01/2015 - 0 Comments

    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    Top 8 Myths (and the Truths) about Dementia

    by on 11/12/2015 - 0 Comments

    Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.