Authors: Simon Duffy and Sam Sly
Despite all the talk about personalisation in the UK actual progress has been very slow. While several support organisations have been developing more flexible and creative forms of support these are not being promoted by commissioners or by Government.
This report is the result of an international online survey. The survey demonstrates that:
The model of personalised support that emerges from this survey has 5 essential elements:
This report is also the first major research report to be developed on behalf of the international cooperative Citizen Network. The network is now established in 10 countries with the purpose of advancing citizenship for all. The report demonstrates that many of the obstacles people face in trying to achieve citizenship could be overcome if:
Importantly the report also provides some insight into the Transforming Care Programme whose aim is to end the use of institutional placements for people with complex needs or challenging behaviour. The report suggests that this programme has not gone far enough in encouraging personalised support solutions and is unlikely to achieve its ultimate goals unless it takes a very different approach to commissioning and organising personal assistance.
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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
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