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. It considers the impact of personalisation on service users and carers and draws directly upon their experiences. There are ‘service user narratives’ within the book that explore how individuals feel about directing their own support and the social workers who support them.
This book encourages students to consider notions of choice and independence by reflecting on their own lives and experiences. It contains activities and case studies to deepen reflective and critical thinking skills and provides links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.