Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care

Unit 18:   Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care

Understand the meaning of personalisation in social care

Define the term ‘personalisation’ as it applies in social care

Personalisation means making sure people are at the centre of the way we work including any processes and systems we use, meaning people are in control of their own support.

Explain how personalisation can benefit individuals

Personalisation can mean different things to different people. It maintains dignity and allows   individuals to feel in control of the support they receive. They are capable of making more choices related   to their support allowing them to understand how to best meet their own needs. Although support may be needed to   make these decisions, it is ultimately about what the individual wants for themselves, not a 'one fits all' plan.

Explain the relationship between rights, choice and personalisation

The rights of an individual come from legislation (i.e., human rights, equality act) which allows   them to make their own choices about what they do and how their life goes. This   includes financial choices, choices of daily activities and many more. Personalisation is all about allowing people to feel free to make those choices and have the services listen to and implement them as far as possible.

Identify legislation and other national policy documents that promote personalisation

There are many policies and legislations that promote personalisation including the following;

Putting People First, The Independent Living Strategy (2008), The Health and Social Care Act, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say and the Mental Capacity Act.

These all put an importance of individuals maintaining the ability to make their own life choices.

Understand systems that support personalisation

List local and national systems that are designed to support personalisation

Direct payments allow more control over individuals money to use as they wish. Local...