Personalisation: what will the impacts be for carers?

Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Larkin, Mary; Dickinson, Helen
Publisher
Third Sector Research Centre
Date of publication
1 July 2011
Series
Working paper; 64
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Much has been written about personalisation and the potential that this agenda holds for change within welfare services. Although carers have been identified as an important group in translating personalisation into practice we know very little about how the third sector might support carers in order to make personalisation effective. In this paper we examine the literature to identify the existing evidence base available to examine the impact of personalisation on carers. We find that this evidence is limited at best and therefore set out those areas of further research which we argue are required to inform third sector practice. We illustrate these areas of further research via some real-life case studies in order to root these examples in everyday practice.

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