The government agenda on Personalisation and self-directed support is fast-moving and rapidly changing. It is vital therefore that students and practitioners alike are aware of the key issues and debates, as well as the policy that surrounds this area of practice. This timely and fully revised second edition provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. This approach will provide opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners.
Ali Gardner is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University where she teaches on a number of modules including law and social work, working with people with disabilities and personalisation. Ali has spent a number of years working with people with learning disabilities within practice, policy, research and advocacy. She has been involved with a partnership project with the Department of Health, Skills for Care (North West) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to design and support the development of personalisation teaching resources for social work programmes in the Higher Education Sector.
Introduction Personalisation - Where Did it Come From? Personalisation - A Value Base for Practice The Social Work Process and Role Service User Groups and Personalisation Service User Narrative Balancing Rights and Risks in Self-Directed Support Preparing for Practice: The Social Work Role Conclusion Appendix