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Person Centred Planning and Care Management with People with Learning Disabilities

Sue Ledger

This excellent, informative and well presented, a book provides the reader with fourteen edited chapters covering an area of policy and practice that is quite specific but will inform anyone interested in the development of a service user participation ethos in adult social care. It is a book that is relevant to managers and practitioners, both as students and qualified professionals, as well as academics. Care management is now well established in the everyday practice of predominantly statutory organisations. This book revisits the principles of this method of assessing and planning the care needs of adult service users, and introduces Person Centred Planning (PCP) as a suitable method for ensuring that much of the empowerment rhetoric care management is actually realised.'

- British Journal of Social Work

'Part of the attraction of this book is its strong practice component. This is applicable to the different professionals working with people with learning disabilities, in whatever their service configuration. For students, the book will also provide a good introduction to the impact of person centred planning and its connections to a long history of similar initiatives.'

- Journal of Interprofessional Care

'This book is a stimulating and challenging read of those working in service development generally, as well as learning disability services. There is a potential broad care management readership that might also find this relevant and interesting.'

- Journal of Interprofessional Care

'This is an important book. It brings together chapters by many of the foremost researchers and practitioners in person centred planning. The book contains many ideas for taking the PCP process to a higher level of sophistication to really underpin the future development of appropriate and effective services.'

- Community Living

'This book will help social workers to reconnect with the core values of their profession and to challenge institutionalised policies and practices. It has proven to be a valuable teaching resource and whilst its focus is on people with learning disabilities, the principles of PCP that it raises are relevant to any service user group and social work arena. Highly recommended.'

- Professional Social Work

'There are many important issues facing the care management system today in the light of person-centred planning and approaches, and you would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in this area than those featured here. It asks hard questions, and challenges the professional to adopt more inclusive and accessible work practices. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and aim to put "person-centeredness" at the core of your practice.'

- Community Care

'You would be hard-pressed to find a better collection of insightful and radical thinkers in the area of care management. Wherever you work in the field of learning difficulties you should read this book carefully and seek to put "person centredness" at the core of your practice. The challenge for professionals, is making it a reality for individuals.'

- Community Care

This timely book provides a reflective analysis of person centred planning for people with learning disabilities, complementing policy initiatives that focus on individualised planning and service user involvement. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, the contributors explore policy and practice issues, including:

* advocacy and empowerment

* risk management and adult protection

* inter-agency and inter-professional working

* ethnicity and culture

* de-institutionalisation.

Vivid case studies illustrate best practice in person centred planning, and the authors offer a rich variety of ideas for increasing the participation, self-esteem and quality of life of people with learning disabilities. This practical and accessible text is an invaluable guide for policy makers, carers and social work managers, academics and students.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Publish Date: Aug 1st, 2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.26in - 6.34in - 0.63in - 0.84lb
  • EAN: 9781843101314
  • Categories: Special Education - Learning DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesPublic Policy - Social Services & Welfare

About the Author

Ledger, Sue: - Sue Ledger is the representative for The Social History of Learning Disabilities Group, which was set up in 1994 to research the history of learning disability in the 20th century. She is a visiting Research Fellow in the faculty of health and Social Care at the Open University. Sue Ledger has worked alongside people with learning difficulties in developing a range of support services in the UK and with two overseas projects. Sue is particularly interested in Person Centred Planning and the design of person centred teams in statutory services, housing and support planning for people with high support needs, health inequalities, consent frameworks and the protection of vulnerable adults.
Cambridge, Paul: - Paul Cambridge is Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability and Service Development Consultant at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. His research interests in the area of learning disability include quality of intimate and personal care for people with severe learning disabilities, adult protection and physical abuse and sexuality and gender perceptions of men with learning disabilities. He is editor of the Tizard Learning Disability Review.
Shah, Robina: - Dr Robina Shah, MBE DL JP FRCGP (Hon) is a psychologist and academic. She has been actively involved in health and social care policy and strategy, at national and regional level for over 25 years. Robina is also the author of numerous publications and has achieved national and international recognition for her published work. She is the National Director of Strategy and Policy on Carers for Frenkel Topping Ltd .as well as the Academic Lead for Patient and Public Involvement at Manchester University Medical School where she is also co-lead for compassionate care. Robina is a member of the Governments Standing Commission on Carers and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Robina is also an independent member of the Ministerial Cross Government Hate Crime Advisory Group.
Praise for this book
I liked the use of case studies by many of the authors. The other thing I liked about this book were the descriptive examples of techniques used in PCP. As a former case manager of people with intellectual disabilities who worked through the introduction of PCP with clients in Victoria, I found myself getting ideas on how I could have implemented or planned better as I read through the book. I believe this is a good practical book for practictioners working with people with intellectual disabilities, as well as for carers and significant others of people with intellectual disabilities.--Australian Social Work