Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Synopsis

"This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, and supports the implementation of policies promoting social inclusion, individualisation, deinstitutionalisation and user-centred services. The contributors draw on practice and research to explore a range of related issues. Helpful case studies illustrate best practice in person centred planning and care management, and the authors offer a rich variety of ideas for increasing the participation, self-esteem and quality of life of people with learning disabilities through the development of person-centred approaches. This practical and accessible text is an invaluable guide for policy makers, managers, practitioners, researchers and students working in the fields of learning disability and social care." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Excerpt

This book aims to be a departure from the discourse on person centred planning (PCP) developed since its promotion in Valuing People (Department of Health 2001) and subsequent implementation by the Valuing People Support Team. Indeed, it is a departure from the tendency to see person-centred systems in services as isolated from each other. This most evidently includes other microorganisational arrangements such as care management and micro-budgeting arrangements such as direct payments, but also wider systems and processes at the macro-organisational level such as purchasing and commissioning. These broader issues include among others inspection and service standards, adult protection, risk management and partnership working. All such arrangements have potential relevance to how PCP works and what it can achieve for individual service users as well as for services for people with learning disabilities more widely

Valuing People made the link between care management and person centred planning explicit and observed that organisations and their cultures would also need to change if person centred planning and services were to work well:

care management will continue to be the formal mechanism for linking
individuals with public services. Its systems must be responsive to person
centred planning and have the capacity to deliver the kinds of individual
ised services likely to emerge from the process. (Department of Health
2001, p.50)

However, it left social services departments and learning disability partnership boards to decide on the nature, form and extent of any relationship. Valuing People also recognised the need for wider systems links, stating that person centred planning must ‘link effectively with other plans including . . .

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