Self-Directed Support: Personalisation, Choice and Control

Pearson, C. , Ridley, J. and Hunter, S. (2014) Self-Directed Support: Personalisation, Choice and Control. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care, 19. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780460246

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Since the late 1990s, there has been a concerted policy drive across social care towards cash based modes of support and strategies to personalise services. Support for this shift was initiated by the disabled peoples’ movement, both in the UK and globally. Policies introducing direct payments in lieu of provided services have been secured gradually as a central plank of the campaign for independent living. Successive governments have promoted a shift towards personalisation as part of a wider focus to develop local care markets and to facilitate enhanced choice and control in service provision. In Scotland, this has been pursued through new legislation for self-directed support. The authors examine some of the key themes and debates emerging from the implementation of this policy. These include a look at the evolution of this concept and its development within the wider personalisation agenda, as well as the changing roles for users, carers, local authorities and service providers. The authors focus on the impact of change for front-line workers and reassess the progress of personalisation across the UK and in Europe during a time of widespread austerity and financial cuts. Written for professional and academic audiences Self-directed Support: Personalisation, Choice & Control will stimulate those wrestling with these themes from policy and professional perspectives and provide essential analysis for those studying health and social policy.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:personalisation, self-directed support, independent living, cash for care
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pearson, Dr Charlotte
Authors: Pearson, C., Ridley, J., and Hunter, S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Dunedin Academic Press
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