A series of new papers have been launched by Think Local, Act
The papers include:
Making it Real - marking progress towards
personalised community-based support is a set of
statements from people who use services and carers which set out
what they would expect, see and experience if personalisation is
working well in an organisation. These statements are then set
against key elements that would need to be in place within an
organisation to make personalisation possible. Making it
Real will help organisations involved in commissioning and
delivering care and support - from councils to providers of
in-home, residential or nursing care - to look at their current
practice, identify areas that need improvement and develop plans
Personal budgets: taking stock moving
forward summarises research to date on personal
budget delivery, identifying the most common barriers and providing
advice on how to address them.
Adult Social Care Minimum Process
Framework describes diagrammatically the suggested
core activites needed for adult social care delivery by councils
with examples of good practice and useful links.
Re-thinking Support Planning suggests
that taking an asset-based approach to support planning by
increasing the capacity of disabled people and supporting them to
do their own plans can free social workers up to support people who
don't have the capacity to plan themselves.
Improving Direct Payment Delivery will
assist council's in both understanding their responsibilities and
knowing how best to proceed in direct payment delivery. It offers
advice on streamlining processes and reducing operational costs
while at the same time improving outcomes for citizens.
Think Local, Act Personal has released these documents to share
learning and to provide advice that to achieve good results that
make a difference to people's lives, there needs to be simplicity
and clarity around the processes of personal budgets. People who
are using services need to have the opportunity to be involved in
any planning about the support they receive.
For more information on these papers, please visit the Think
Local, Act Personal website.