Citizenship in Health: Theory to Practice. This In Control
Discussion Paper is a summary of In Control's learning from the
first 18 months of our work with Health members.
The Report highlights the purpose of Self-Direction as follows:
'The purpose of our work on Self-Direction in Health is to
enable citizenship and to support people to have the best possible
quality of life. Citizenship and health are symbiotic. A society
that excludes people from citizenship guarantees poor health.
Meanwhile, good health depends on much more than just access to
even the very best health care. It depends on active citizenship -
a home, a job or opportunity to contribute, an income and
The Paper takes a unique approach to developing self-direction
through focusing on five key issues, seen as central to the
process. It provides clear reasons for why increasing
personalisation in Health is important, and a developmental
structure for organisations wanting to take forward Self-Direction
in Health. The structure is laid out in the Planning Book
document which is included as part of this paper. You
can download both papers below.
Citizenship in Health, In Control's latest Discussion
Paper about Self-Direction in Health, has references to other
publications and resources. They are listed below:
International Developments in Self-Directed Care
Alakeson V, Commonwealth Fund, 2010.
Putting Patients In Control: The case for extending self-direction
into the NHS
Alakeson V, Social Market Foundation, 2007.
Voice and a Choice: Self-Directed Support for people with mental
health problems: A discussion paper
Brewis R, In Control 2007.
The Implementation of Individual Budget Schemes in Adult Social
Care: Research Briefing 20
Carr S and Robbins D, Social Care Institute for Excellence,
- Recovery Budgets in a Mental Health Service: Evaluating
recovery budgets for people accessing an Early Intervention Service
and the impact of working with self-directed services on the team
members with a North West of England NHS Trust
Coyle D , Mersey Care NHS Trust and University of Chester,
Budgets: First steps, 2009
Department of Health, Personal Budgets: First steps, 2009.
- High Quality Care for
All: NHS next stage review final report
Department of Health, 2008.
- Briefing Paper on Self-Directed Support
Duffy S, Centre for Welfare Reform, 2009.
- Should We Ban Brokerage?
Duffy S and Fulton K, Centre for Welfare Reform, 2009.
- Direct Payment and Personal Budgets: Putting
personalisation into practice
Glasby J and Littlechild R, 2009.
Individual Budgets and the Interface with Health: A discussion
paper for the Care Services Improvement Partnership
Glasby J, HSMC, University of Birmingham, 2008.
- Putting People First: A
shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social
HM Government, 2007.
- Individual Budgets Evaluation
Network, Evaluation of the Individual Budgets Pilot Programme:
Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, 2008.
- Paths to Personalisation
in Mental Health: A whole system, whole life framework
National Mental Health Development Unit, , 2010.
- A Report on In Control's Third Phase: Evaluation and
Tyson A et al, , In Control, 2010
- Personalisation in Mental Health
Duffy S, The Centre for Welfare Reform in association with the
Yorkshire & Humber Improvement Partnership (YHIP) Care Pathways
& Packages Project (CPPP) and the Association of Directors of
Adult Social Services (ADASS), 2010.
- Investing for health, Support
Planning Toolkit for Health.
West Midlands NHS.
- Citizenship in Health Report 2010
In Control's Citizenship in Health paper is a summary of all our
learning from the first 18 months of work with our Health
- The Planning Tree - Self Direction in Health
If we are to take forward a meaningful and sustainable change in
the way individuals relate to the health service, it will be
essential to have people on board who have experience of being
patients. They can help us drive forward this evolution, as part of
a small local team with all the ne...
- Self-direction, place and community - Journal of Social Work Practice Andrew Tyson
Paper by Andrew Tyson and Bronwen Williams concerning the way in
which social work professionals describe their engagement with
Self-Directed Support and it's impact on their working lives.
- A Voice and a Choice
Discussion paper on overcoming the barriers faced by people with
mental health problems in getting to direct their support.