SCIE Report 7: Developing social care: service users' vision for adult support

By Peter Beresford, Michael Shamash, Vic Forrest, Michael Turner and Fran Branfield

Published September 2005


This report was produced by Shaping Our Lives National User Network with SCIE for the Department of Health. The Department requested that this piece of work be done to contribute towards their consultation on service users views on the future of adult social care.


This report was written to help inform the Department of Health in the formulation of their green paper Independence, well-being and choice: Our vision for the future of social care for adults in England. A white paper, Your health, your care, your say, has now been published encompassing both children's and adults' services and health and social care.


This report is intended for all those involved in shaping and developing social care, from policy makers to social services managers and workers, as well as service users.

Messages from the report

What service users want for the future of adult social care

Service users want:

They want to build on:

What principles service users want to underpin their vision


You may also be interested in Position paper 04: Developing social care: the past, the present and the future and its related documents.