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Much More To Life Than Services

Unleashing the potential of personalisation in Social Care

Author: Bob Rhodes

Bob Rhodes offers a vision for personalisation in social care that goes beyond the use of social care services and returns us to community and citizenship.

The core objective of the book is to provide a person and community centred perspective on the real opportunities that can be grasped if contemporary initiatives in the UK around personalisation, self-direction and individualised funding in social care are addressed from a gifts rather than needs and deficiencies perspective.

Much More to Life than Services is replete with stories that illustrate these themes. It brims with questions. It seeks to offer assistance to ‘self-directors’ with ideas and challenges to policy makers, and observations about leadership to those who are called to lead services. It asks readers to think and reflect. It is a polemic – not an academic treatise and it addresses us all.