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Putting People First and Supporting Carers

Putting People First Without Putting Carers Second

Putting People First Without Putting Carers Second (2.5 MB)

Putting People First Without Putting Carers Second (printable version) (1.0 MB)

This report, launched on 26 February 2009, was produced by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (now known as Carers Trust). It looks at how carers, and the services that support them, are responding to the personalisation agenda.

Personalisation is the driving agenda for adult social care. Increasing numbers of people will be called upon to contribute to care. Carers are, therefore, at the heart of this culture shift.

On the same day the government announced the findings of its evaluation of individual budgets: 'The Individual Budgets Pilot Projects: Impacts and Outcomes for Carers'. Find out more: Individual budgets can benefit carers, research shows

Putting People First and Supporting Carers

Putting People First and Supporting Carers (236 KB)

This short paper, "Putting People First and Supporting Carers" was prepared by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services [ADASS] in late 2008 and published in early 2009. It is very much a companion paper to "Putting People First without Putting Carers Second" published by Carers Trust. The ADASS paper identifies some messages for local leaderships around five high impact areas and offers a carers' "quality of life" model for discussion as a means of furthering the shared vision around the transformation of adult social care.

Carers Trust Guidance: self-directed support, resource allocation and carers

A collection of documents relating to personalisation, transformation and resource allocation and was launched in October 2009. This document is an overview of some of those for carers’ services.

Trust Guidance: self-directed support, resource allocation and carers (81 KB)

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