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Architecture for Personalisation

Authors: Simon Duffy and Kate Fulton

Architecture for Personalisation is a report describing progress in Yorkshire & Humber towards developing a community-based approach to supporting personalisation and self-directed support. 

The report also examines the fundamental changes that will need to be made to the role of care managers and challenges the presumption that a new set of independent professionals is the key to personalisation. 

Instead the report demonstrates that better use could be made of existing community capacities - including the skills and abilities of service providers, community organisations and social workers.

This report shows:

  • The current care management system cannot take on full responsibility for supporting personalisation
  • There are only limited efficiencies available from within the current care management systems
  • There are significant capacities available from families, peers, communities and existing professionals
  • But these will be undermined by the poor implementation of personalisation

This publication has been produced with the support of Yorkshire & Humber’s Joint Improvement Partnership and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and published in association with Paradigm.

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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Architecture for Personalisation © Simon Duffy and Kate Fulton 2010.

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