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Concerning brokerage

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 23, November 2009, pp.10-12.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

In this article, the author discusses independent professional brokerage, arguing that it is a flawed model and that the broker has a conflict of interest with the disabled person they are there to serve due to an incentive to make the person dependent upon their services because the income of an independent professional broker is dependent upon creating a relationship of dependency. The article looks at 5 elements important to the quality of a service design - motivation and passion, understanding the person, understanding the community, understanding support, and understanding money - suggesting that these are among the reasons why evidence from early testing of Self-Directed Support showed that it was the least effective form of support. The author asserts that if brokerage is introduced it will lead to increased cost and waste and fewer resources available for direct support, and argues that a more effective and efficient community-based system of support could be created with more attention paid to making it easy for people to do more for themselves through information networks, peer support, community services, support providers, and social workers, and that through such an approach most people would be able to organise their own support with the help of family, friends or peers.

Journal article

Personalisation through person-centred thinking with older people

Authors:
SANDERSON Helen, BAILEY Gill, BOWERS Helen
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 23, November 2009, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Using case examples, this article describes the Practicalities and Possibilities Development Programme, which was developed by the Older People's Programme, the Centre for Policy on Ageing and Helen Sanderson Associates to help councils and their NHS partners work together to improve outcomes for older people using a range of person-centred techniques, and has been running in 9 local authorities in England over 18 months. The programme includes a resource pack containing lessons and stories showing how the areas (Bournemouth, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Dorset, Enfield, Hounslow, Leicester, and Tameside) created a personalised approach using different person-centred tools to learn who the older person is, what is important to them and how they want to be supported. The article sets out the lessons from the local authorities' work for helping older people experience the benefits of personalisation, including involving older people from the start both individually and collectively to identify key priorities, developing partnerships, the importance of a strategic approach with support from a senior lead, investing in creating the right conditions for change, and recognising that it is change both for staff and for older people and families.

Journal article

'Pick and mix': supporting carers to have a break

Author:
THOMPSON Alison
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 22, September 2009, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

The short break services provided by Heritage Care to help both people with learning disabilities and their carers is presented. The article explains how the introduction of personal budgets (including Individualised Service Funds) has enabled the organisation to develop more customised and flexible services. The organisation provides both residential and outreach services.

Journal article

Community facilitators

Author:
GRAHAM Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 22, September 2009, pp.11-12.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

The development of Community facilitators service in York is described. The service works with all adults with learning disabilities in York and provides information and advice, carries out preventive work and capacity building for community development projects. As they work outside of Fair Access to Care Services their remit is broad and there is no eligibility criteria to use their services.

Journal article

Progress for providers: a simple self-assessment tool

Authors:
HARRISON Ben, et al
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 22, September 2009, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

'Progress for Providers', a self-assessment tool which aims to help providers assess the personalised services they deliver is described. Sample sections from the tool are provided in the areas of support planning and review, finance and marketing. The tool, being developed in the North West of England is currently in progress.

Journal article

The Welsh Alliance of Citizen Directed Support

Authors:
GEAKE Christopher, NORTH Judith.
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 21, July 2009, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

The latest developments towards self-directed support in Wales are discussed. These include a video aimed at helping tenants become board members.

Journal article

A positive approach to risk: safeguarding through personalisation

Author:
CLOSE Louise
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 20, May 2009, pp.8-13.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

A common concern in relation to the personalisation agenda is that employing personal assistants as part of self-directed support will leave people with learning disabilities more open to abuse. In this article the author explores counter arguments to explain how, when people are truly enabled to self direct their support, and when that support is delivered in a truly person centred way, those people are at less risk of abuse than they are under the current system of care management. The author draws on the Keys to Citizenship model and provides six potential points at which to check for safeguarding and risk issues.

Journal article

How many people have got a proper job?

Author:
BATES Claire
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 19, March 2009, pp.20-23.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Attitudes towards people with learning disabilities have changed, but they still make up a very small percentage of the UK workforce. Discusses some of the findings of a recent survey of over 400 people with learning disabilities currently supported by Choice Support to find out how many people were employed, and what type of work they were doing (work placement; paid employment and voluntary employment).

Journal article

If you want something different, you have to do something different

Authors:
DANDRIDGE Jeff, TOMLINSON Caroline
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 18, January 2009, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Discusses how the internet could be used to help transform self-directed support and provide new choices. A brief overview of Shop4Support is included. Shop4Support is a social enterprise (majority owned by in Control) based online market place that has been developed to enable the creating of a retail market for  health and social support.

Journal article

A life more ordinary

Author:
SOAVE Vivien
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 17, November 2008, pp.13-15.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Presents the story of Donna, who has severe learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder. Living in residential care since the age of 13, Donna finally got a key to her home at the age of 43. It is a classic example of the power of personalisation, but also a struggle to get some of the more old-fashioned care providers to embrace its principles.

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