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Journal article

In control

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 1, Summer 2005, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Describes the In Control project, developed by the Valuing People Support Team, Mencap, Paradigm, Helen Sanderson Associates and the North West Training and Development Team. The project helps people with learning difficulties taking control of the money that pays for their services, and through this taking control of their lives.

Journal article

A guide to person centred planning

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 6, Autumn 2006, pp.13-17.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

Person Centred Planning is about working with someone to find out what they want to do with their life and working out how to make it happen. It is very different from a 'care plan' or 'assessment', which focus on the 'service' a person needs. The author looks at the key areas of person centred planning and describes four different Person Centred Planning Tools.

Book

Unlocking the imagination: strategies for purchasing services for people with learning difficulties

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Publisher:
Choice
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
50p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Presents a person centred framework for provision of services to people with learning difficulties, focusing in particular on purchasing strategies.

Journal article

Mutual accord

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 16.4.92, 1992, p.27.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

The Southwark Consortium has been established to manage the provision of housing, health, and social services for people with learning disabilities leaving Darenth Park Hospital.

Journal article

Commentary: what is a resource allocation system?

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 20(4), 2015, pp.207-212.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: In discussing some of the issues arising from the paper by Sue Davies and colleagues, this paper provides an overview of the development of the concept of a Resource Allocation System (RAS). Design/methodology/approach: Critical analysis based on review of literature and personal experience. Findings: The paper discusses the emergence of RAS and the change in its role and purpose over time. Five areas that have led to changes in the RAS are identified: making the system increasingly rules based, the development many variations of RAS across areas, the need to manage of an increasingly complex system, the desire for predictability and accuracy, and that it now needs to cope in an environment of austerity. Practical implications: Local authorities may consider whether their RAS will be fit for purpose in the future. Social implications: Social innovations are often unstable and may have unexpected consequences; especially when other factors beyond their original design intentions begin to influence their use. Originality/value: The author of a social innovation reflects on the failure of that innovation to achieve its original purpose. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Will 'In Control' at last put people in charge of their lives?

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 18(4), May 2005, pp.10-13.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Reports on the difficulties faced by disabled people in terms of managing direct payments, and describes the work of In Control - a national programme designed to transform all social care into a system of self-directed support.

Journal article

Person to person

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 23.4.92, 1992, p.25.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

The Southwark Consortium manages delivery of care to people with mental disabilities and is responsible for all service contracts in the area; describes the structure which has been designed to ensure individual service.

Journal article

Personal budgets: whose money is it?

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 25(4), Summer 2012, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The focus of this article is direct payments, personalisation, and self-directed support for disabled people. The article argues that there were major problems with direct payments for people with learning difficulties and that self-directed support was designed to tackle these problems and create a new system for social care. It describes the work of a project called In Control from 2003 to 2009 in challenging previous practice and proposing new ways of using personal budgets, and reports that despite some improvements there are still considerable problems. The author asserts that personal budgets should belong to disabled people and their families but that there are often barriers to how they can use them, and argues that campaigning is needed to ensure further progress.

Journal article

The limits of personalisation

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 17(3), 2012, pp.111-123.
Publisher:
Emerald

The term ‘personalisation’ has come to dominate policy and practice for people with learning disabilities. However, it is a term that can be used in many different ways. The aim of this paper is to explain the development of the concept of personalisation and its dependence upon prior innovations such as independent living, person-centred planning and individual budgets, and to explore its meaning, limitations and future prospects. The paper takes the form of an analytical and historical review of ideas that have been important in the recent history of public policy for people with learning disabilities. The paper argues that the innovations associated with personalisation were instead inspired by citizenship. People with learning disabilities, along with other disabled people, have been engaged in a struggle to achieve full citizenship. Recent reforms that go by the name of personalisation treat disabled people as citizens and may mark an important stage in the development of a fairer system. However, these innovations are limited by the lack of more fundamental reforms and at best are only stepping stones for a fairer society that takes citizenship for all seriously.

Journal article

In control

Author:
DUFFY Simon
Journal article citation:
Llais, 80, Summer 2006, pp.9-13.
Publisher:
Learning Disability Wales

In Control has been working to change the current system for social care into a system of self-directed support. This has led to great interest in its idea of Individual Budgets and how they can be used to help all disabled people to get control of their own support and achieve better lives for themselves. This article explains the concept of self-directed support and looks at In Control's model.

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