Results: 69

For: personalisation

Empowering, personalised and recovery-focused care planning and co-ordination: When will we ever learn?

55159219_e0d12d9a01_o

Sarah Carr summarises the COCAPP mixed-methods study, which concludes that positive therapeutic relationships appear to be the most important factor in helping care planning and care coordination to be personalised and recovery-focused.

This blog also features an in-depth podcast interview with Professor Alan Simpson who led the COCAPP study, talking with Sarah Carr and André Tomlin about the research and it’s implications for mental health services.

[read the full story...]

Power and powerlessness: Mental health practitioner and service user perspectives on personal budgets

7027596629_1b17209fa6_z

Martin Stevens examines a study on mental health service user and practitioner experiences of personal budgets and finds that power and attitudes remain important factors.

[read the full story...]

New NICE Guideline on social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions

1394316714_2ce0a26bd3

Sarah Carr takes a look at a new NICE Guideline on person-centred, integrated social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions.

[read the full story...]

Dementia day programmes: how can we tell if they are effective?

shutterstock_103868555

Caroline Struthers looks at a study on the effectiveness of a NZ dementia day programme but wonders about the use of outcomes measures in the research.

[read the full story...]

Choice and control for carers: How is personalisation working?

shutterstock_116091892

Sarah Carr looks at a literature review assessing how choice is working for family carers in the context of social care personalisation.

[read the full story...]

Is small really beautiful for delivering social care and support?

shutterstock_129320129

Jenny Fisher discusses a study on social care provision by micro-enterprises and discovers that small may well be beautiful for delivering care and support.

[read the full story...]

Supporting choice? Older people and personal budgets

shutterstock_78736765

Martin Stevens examines research into how councils are implementing personal budgets for older people and has important questions about supporting choice.

[read the full story...]

Social care for men with long term conditions: disability, masculinity and agency

shutterstock_169455167

Hannah Morgan examines a study on social care for disabled men living with long term conditions and discovers the importance of agency, choice and control.

[read the full story...]

What psychosocial factors promote and challenge mental health recovery?

CC Image courtesy of Andy Mitchell on Flickr

In this blog, Sarah Carr examines a systematic review into the psychosocial factors that help and hinder mental health recovery and discusses implications for policy.

[read the full story...]

Affect attunement: adding to practice?

mencap PMLD

Affect attunement has been described in the literature as reflecting back emotions and feelings projected by a person in order to create a connection.

Here Paul Barnard looks at a paper exploring ways in which support workers might be using this approach in their work with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

[read the full story...]