These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of Personalisation.
What is personalisation?
What personalisation means and where it comes from. Covers legislation, policy and theory influencing the personalisation agenda.
Putting personalisation into practice
Service user and practitioner’s perceptions of personalisation. Supporting an individual through the personalisation process.
Who they are suitable forOpen
The elearning resource is specifically targeted at trainee social workers. It can however, be used to support both education and training for any individual studying and practicing in social care.
The elearning resource can be integrated into higher education social work curriculum either as directed or self directed study.
About the authorsOpen
Sarah Carr is a Senior Research Analyst at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), currently leading on the organisation's personalisation work and advising on the policy at a national level. She has also worked for the National Institute for Social Work, Oxleas NHS Trust and at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health in research and information roles. In addition to her post at SCIE, Sarah is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Health at Staffordshire University, an Executive Committee member of the Social Perspectives Network (SPN) and a Board Member of the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). She has also been a Trustee of PACE, London’s largest charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She is a long-term user of mental health services and has written on her own experiences as well as general mental health practice and policy, LGB welfare and equality issues, service user empowerment and participation.
Ali Gardner is a senior lecturer on the social work programme at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). She has a background in teaching, policy, consultancy, research and social work practice in the field of learning disability and self directed support. More recently Ali has led a partnership project with MMU and the Department of Health (Putting People First team) to embed personalisation within the social work curriculum nationally.
SCIE would like to thank the following people:
- Our peer reviewers: Ken Stapleton, Jane McLenachan and Gavin Croft
- Our user testers: Camille Davis, Simon Hollingsworth and Liz Scott
- All the people who agreed to take part in the photo shoots and appear in these resources
- Matt Priestly (www.mattpriestley.co.uk) for taking the photos used in these resources
Programming and graphic design by Cimex Ltd.
SCORM Compliant versionOpen
If you are a member of staff from a Higher Education institution who would like to download the activity for use in a virtual learning environment (VLE),such as WebCT, Blackboard or Moodle you should use the SCORM compliant version above.
Please note that this resource was not designed to export any scores or track progress throughout the resource. Therefore, this resource can be imported into a virtual learning environment and freely accessed by users, but there will be no tracking or grading functionality.
This elearning resource has been designed to be accessible to the widest audience possible and reviewed for compliance to accessibility standards by the Digital Media Access Group at the University of Dundee. This page lists some of the features used to make the resources easier to use. If you are experiencing problems using the resources, or have any questions and comments about their accessibility, please let us know.
Using the resources without a mouse
All materials have been designed to be accessible using the keyboard. Use the Tab key to access navigational elements such as buttons and interactive diagrams. Pop-up windows with scroll bars can be accessed with the tab key, with the scroll-bar being operable via the up and down arrow keys.
Changing the appearance of the resources
If you need to adjust the way the resources appear, a Text Only version has been provided for each resource, allowing you to make changes to the resource's appearance through your browser. For example, you can use your browser to make the text larger, or change the font or colour of the text to suit your personal preferences. For more help on how to do this, visit the BBC's My Web My Way website
Accessing the resources with a screen reader
All resources have a narration of the main text. However if you use a screen reader, we recommend using the Text Only version for each resource. These provide broadly the same information and experience as the Flash version, but currently the nature of some features of the Flash resources mean that these features do not work as required in a screen reader
All material in these elearning resources, including text, graphics, photographs, video and audio is copyright of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), unless otherwise stated. Use of these resources, and import of the resources into learning management systems, for educational purposes is freely permitted, but commercial use of this learning resource is not authorised unless permission is first obtained from SCIE.
Images and audio
The majority of the images and voices used in this resource are those of actors. This approach has been adopted to protect the identities of the service users and carers whose accounts have been drawn upon or the accounts have been based on situations indicative of the events or issues being covered.
All the video extracts used in the elearning resources are taken from the Social Care TV programmes ‘Personalisation for older people: living at home’, ‘Personalisation for someone with a learning disability’ and ‘Personalisation for someone with a physical disability’. To view the programmes in full and to see other related programmes on Personalisation and other Social Work and Social Care topics please visi: Social Care TV