1.1 Define the term ‘personalisation’ as it applies in social care
Personalisation is a social care approach described by the Department of Health as meaning that “every person who receives support, whether provided by statutory services or funded by themselves, will have choice and control over the shape of that support in all care settings".
1.2 Explain how personalisation can benefit individuals
Personalisation has significant implications for a service user; a personalised service involves the putting together of a care plan and will ideally improve aspects of holistic care, taking in to consideration the needs of carers and significant individuals in the service user’s life as well as promoting independence and self- management of one’s wellbeing
1.3 Explain the relationship between rights, choice and personalisation
An individual gets their rights from legislation, human rights and equality rights. Under this legislation an individual has the right to make their own choices i.e. social activities, personal care and physical activities. A choice is the decision an individual makes when presented with more than one option.   Personalisation starts with the personal and their individual circumstances rather than the service. This means that the choices offered must not be limited to what the service decides to provide.
1.4 Identify legislation and other national policy documents that promote personalisation
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (The Commission) is the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain, set up by an Act of Parliament and launched in October 2007. In 2007 the Government published Putting People First: a shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social care, a concordat between central and local government departments, the third and private sectors. The UK government’s 2012 draft Care and Support Bill proposes placing a duty on councils to ensure service users can access a diverse market of...

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