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Outcome based practice supports the personalisation agenda

Outcome based practice supports the personalisation agenda, in ensuring that all care work that occurs within a health and social care setting is carried out to meet the individuals specific care needs. Personalisation is about providing individuals with much more choice and control over their lives, it means to assess the needs and aspirations of entire communities to ensure that individuals have full access to the right information, advice and advocacy to make appropriate and informed decisions regarding the support they need. The Personalisation Agenda 2008 “defines personalisation as the way in which services are tailored to the needs and preferences of citizens to empower citizens to shape their own lives and the services they receive”. Tilmouth, Tina. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care 2nd Edition. Hodder Education.

Therefore, the personalisation agenda which has replaced the previous “needs led approach” is a person centred approach which is implemented to meet and achieve outcomes of wellbeing and personal requirements. “The traditional service-led approach has often meant that people have not received the right help at the right time and have been unable to shape the kind of support they need. Personalisation is about giving people much more choice and control over their lives and goes well beyond simply giving personal budgets to people eligible for council funding. Personalisation means addressing the needs and aspirations of whole communities to ensure everyone has access to the right information, advice and advocacy to make good decisions about the support they need.” https://www.scie.org.uk/personalisation/practice/social-workers

Harris et al (2005) produced a framework of outcomes implanted in the social model of disability. The social model of disability, which was created by disabled individuals, looks at the environment and society, focusing on, and adapting an individuals surroundings and access to support them rather than the medical model which focuses on an individuals impairment as a hindrance. “The social model helps us recognise barriers that make life harder for disabled people. Removing these barriers creates equality and offers disabled people more independence, choice and control.” https://www.scope.org.uk/about-us/our-brand/social-model-of-disability