This guide explains how services can improve access to care for people with autism and meet the requirements of the Department of Health's Autism Strategy.
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Part of Care Act 2014
Under the Care Act 2014, assessments should reflect more accurately a comprehensive picture of people's needs - including how they change over time. In this film two people, one with mental health needs, the other with a physical disability, talk about their conditions, assessment, how their needs can fluctuate and the impact this has on the level of care and support they need. The film illustrates how the new requirement aims to recognise people as individuals by endorsing a much-needed degree of flexibility and responsive care, as well as offering valuable support for people with mental health and physical health conditions which may vary over time.
Part of Co-production
Resources created to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services providing practical tips, tools and activities to help you in your work with dementia
This briefing summarises the seven challenges set out by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) A Better Life programme which will help older people with high support needs achieve a better quality of life. It identifies key SCIE resources that will support people working in social care address each of the challenges in their practice and relationships with older people with high support needs and achieve the overall aim of supporting choice, control and quality in their lives. The challenges cover: encouraging positive images of ageing; taking a person centred approach to care; encouraging importance of meaningful relationships; treating older people as equal stakeholders in their care and support services; allowing older people with high support needs to make decisions; and being open to innovative and new approaches of providing care and support.
Fair Access to Care Services: a guide about prioritising eligibility for care and support
Effective personalisation and high quality care and support can only be ensured when the needs and preferences of individuals are placed at the heart of the services delivered. ‘Getting to know you’ is a free resource to help achieve excellent person-centred care and support by learning about and using one-page profiles. This resource provides a guide through the process of completing a one-page profile for staff, as a first step towards using one-page profiles in work. The resource also contains video examples and written testimonies showing how one-page profiles can and have changed the lives of individuals.
This guide covers personalisation in adult social care services
For people moving towards the end of life a personalised approach gives them a voice and influence over their care. This film looks at how personalised care can be achieved through the Living Well tool, which involves creating a simple one page profile to record a person’s needs and wishes.
A review by SCIE and NEF of current policy and practice of personalisation and an analysis of the potential of co-production to improve outcomes for individuals;
This video focuses on personalisation for a disabled person living at home with PA support through a personal budget.