Getting to Know You (2013) was created by the following:
Subject expertise and original source content
Helen Sanderson – Consultant and adviser on person-centred practice
Helen Sanderson has been at the forefront of the development of person-centred thinking and planning in the UK for over fifteen years. Her PhD is on person-centred planning and organisational change and she has authored more than fifteen books on this subject area.
Helen's work on person-centred practice includes the following:
- Being the Department of Health's expert adviser on person-centred approaches to the Valuing People Support and Putting People First Teams
- Co-authoring the first Department of Health guidance on person-centred planning, and the 2010 guidance 'Personalisation through person-centred planning'
- Being the primary author of 'People, Plans and Possibilities: exploring person-centred planning' (1997), the first book on person-centred planning in the UK
Helen now leads HSA (Helen Sanderson Associates), and is Vice-Chair of the The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices.
- In 2009 Helen and HSA won a National Training Award for creating person-centred change within United Response.
- In 2011 Helen won the Laing and Buisson Award for Personalisation with Steve Scown for their book 'Making it Personal – a providers journey from tradition to transformation'.
- In 2011 HSA was 'Highly Commended' in the Health Service Journal Awards for their work in managing long-term conditions.
Editorial development and production
Patricia Kearney – Director of Innovation and Development, SCIE
Dr Sarah Carr – former Senior Research Analyst, SCIE
Janet Bellchambers, Script City – Product/script development and project management
Atticmedia – Design, scripts and technical build
SCIE would like to thank the individuals who have contributed their expertise and time to creating this resource:
Andrew Cozens – Chair of the Carers Trust
Sinead Brophy and colleagues – MySupportBroker
Dr Fran Branfield – Co-production Network and Director, Cairn Community Partnerships
Matt Langsford – Co-production Network
Laura Able – Co-production Network
Peter Feldon, Andy Tilden and Maddy Thomson – Skills for Care
The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (US)
Jaimee Lewis – Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP)
Phil and Kay Shoebridge – for their willingness to help teach other carers and people who use services by agreeing to be filmed completing Phil's profile on camera.
Everyone at Bruce Lodge – for welcoming us into their home and place of work, and allowing us to tell their stories.