Social Care Essay

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Unit 20 - Introduction to personalisation in social care. 1.1 Define the term personalisation as it applies in social care./ 1.2 Explain how personalisation can benefit individuals. The definition of Personalisation means that every person receiving support either provided by the government or funded by him or herself will have choice and control in what they would like their care to be. 1.3 Explain the relationship between rights, choice and personalisation. The individual get their rights from legislation, human rights, and equality rights. Under this legislation the individuals have the right to make their own choices i.e. social activities, intellectual activities, spiritual personal care, speciality activities, creative activities, physical activities. Personalisation starts with the person and their individual circumstances rather than the service. This means that the choices offered must not be limited to what the service decides to provide. 1.4 Identify legislation and other national policy documents that promote personalisation. Legalisations: - the white paper 2010, the white paper 2007, department of health booklet putting people first and personal budgets –to have more choice and flexibility. The mental capacity act was passed in 2005 this sets out a framework for supporting people to make their own decisions. The green paper (2005) Policy: -Code of practice for social care workers and code of practice for employers of social care workers (2004), common Assessment Framework for Adults (2010), Personalisation through person centred planning (2010), Putting people first (2007) Living well with Dementia: a national dementia strategy (2009), prioritising need in the context of putting people first a whole system approach to eligibility for social care: guidance on eligibility criteria for adult social care (2010). 2.1 List local

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