SCIE press release

Personalisation Rough Guide goes digital

19 November 2012

SCIE launches new interactive format - you can personalise your guide to personalisation!

At the end of the day, the focus has to be on improving the experiences of people who use care and support, based on what they say they want. This new digital guide is packed full of tips and suggestions of new ways to work.

Sue Bott and Bill Davidson Co - Chairs of Think Local Act Personal

Personalisation at your fingertips

Providing personalised services is becoming more and more important for people working in care and support. The original publication of "Personalisation: A rough guide" was so successful that the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) distributed over 100,000 copies. Building on that success the new digital guide to personalisation has been re-launched in an innovative online format. The guide is aimed at a wide audience, for instance social care workers and personal assistants, as well as trainers and occupational therapists.

People working in or using social care, support and health services can quickly find the information that is most relevant to them. It includes easily accessible, related SCIE materials, such as Social Care TV films, that are embedded in the text. There are also specialist briefings which have been developed with people who work in the social care sector. And, for the first time, the guide can be used on a tablet or mobile device.

SCIE's Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, says:

SCIE has been at the forefront of supporting personalisation policy to become a reality. I am delighted that building on the success of the original "Personalisation: A Rough Guide", we have updated the content and made it even more accessible in this new online version. There are many things, both big and small, that we can all do to keep improving services and make a difference to people's lives. This guide shows how such changes are being delivered across the country, enabling people to have more choice and control over their care and support; and to become more active participants in their communities.

Sue Bott and Bill Davidson, co-chairs of the Think Local Act Personal Partnership say:

This is a really valuable resource, not just for professionals, but for people who use services, families and carers too. We know that copies of the original, printed guide, were very popular and we've fully supported the development of this new, digital version. At the end of the day, the focus has to be on improving the experiences of people who use care and support based on what they say they want. One of the best ways of doing that is to help care staff and managers to provide personalised services. This new digital guide is packed full of tips and suggestions of new ways to work.

How to use the guide

You can personalise your guide by directing it to find content relevant to your role and subject areas you are interested in. For best results, sign in as a SCIE user. If not signed up already, you can do here. Using the site, when signed in, means that you can bookmark your pages and get the most out of the personalisation tool. You can Bookmark any section and return to it later. The blue menu panel at the bottom of the screen means you can personalise your personalisation guide.

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Steve Palmer | Press and Public Affairs Manager | Tel: 020 7766 7419 | Mob: 07739 458 192 | Email: media@scie.org.uk