Gearing up for personalisation: training activities commissioned in the English pilot individual budget sites

Manthorpe, Jill and Stevens, Martin and Rapaport, Joan and Jacobs, Sally and Challis, David J. and Wilberforce, Mark and Netten, Ann and Knapp, Martin R J. and Glendinning, Caroline (2010) Gearing up for personalisation: training activities commissioned in the English pilot individual budget sites. Social Work Education, 29 (3). pp. 319-331. ISSN 1470-1227 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The transformation of social care in England is taking place though changes affording greater choice and control for people using services. Individual budgets were one key element of these changes and were piloted in 13 local authorities in 2006-2008. This article reports on interviews with training leads in these local authorities that took place in 2008 as part of an independent evaluation of the individual budget pilots. The aims of the interviews were to explore the role of training as part of the processes of transformation, the use of resources and establishment of training strategies within the local authority. Participants revealed that the subject of training was acquiring higher profile within their authorities, although uncertainties remain about the extent of local authority responsibilities for training. Within local authorities, training resources were yet to be determined and models of training were not fully developed. The article concludes that training will remain a central issue when implementing personalised social care services and that models of training for such changes should be shared and evaluated over the long term.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Adult Care Practice; Continuing Professional Development; Profession; Social Policy; Staff Training and Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 12:58
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:47
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