Self-Directed Support and the Personalisation of Social Care
I am a health and social care practitioner who believes passionately that in human services, people come first.
I have worked in those services for over thirty years and have seen the system change hugely over that period. Many of those changes have been good: there is now a real wish to involve and empower people who use services. But other changes have been at best confusing and at worst ill-thought through and poorly managed.
Personalisation and personal budgets offer a way to make things simpler, more cost-effective and more genuinely person-centred, but only if they are implemented with intelligence and sensitivity. This is as true for local authorities as it is for provider and community organisations.
I provide advice, assistance and support to individuals and organisations who share the vision of a more open society where all are appreciated and all make a contribution, irrespective of disability, age or state of health. Over the past ten years I have worked with many local authorities, social care providers and community groups, across England and beyond.To find out more go to "how I can help"