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Understanding personalisation in adult care – HSC AS 15

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1.1 Summarise current legislation, statutory guidance and national policies that promote personalisation.

Personalisation in health and social care is an important aspect that allows providers deliver personalised services to service users. There are several national policies, guidance, and several legislations that stipulates how service personalisation is carried out in health and social care.

The Care Act 2014

The Care Act of 2014 requires inspection and assessments to better capture the full scope of an individual’s needs, as well as how those crucial needs may evolve over time. The legislation seeks to acknowledge people’ uniqueness by advocating a level of adaptability and responsive care, and it addresses caring for individuals whose mental and physical health needs change over time.

Health and Social Care Act 2008

This legislation’s goal is to ensure that all service users receive personalized care determined by their conditions and needs. This act explains what service providers must do to guarantee that everyone they serve receives individualized care according to their specific requirements and preferences. Care providers have a responsibility to collaborate with patients to ensure they are fully informed regarding their care and treatment choices, as well as the degree to which they may want to handle these choices.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

By giving individuals more autonomy over their care, the MCA 2005 reflects the ideals and principles of personalization.  Because of this, those who are unable to make their own decisions may nevertheless have as much input as practicable on the final outcome.

The Equality and Human Rights Act

This act offers a regulatory structure that may promote personalization in adult care, since personalization is about providing individuals a greater degree of control over their life in a social care context

Other policies include:

  • The Independent Living Strategy 2008
  • Essential Standards

Other answers covered in the full document:

  • 1.2 Define the term personalisation.
  • 1.3 Explain the relationship between personalisation, rights, choice and control, independent living and wellbeing.
  • 2.1 Summarise local and national systems which promote personalisation.
  • 2.2 Identify types of care and support planning tools available.
  • 3.1 Explain the care planning process
  • 3.2 Describe strategies to overcome barriers to personalisation.
  • 3.3 Outline the role of risk management in promoting personalised care.
  • 3.4 Describe types of support that individuals or their families can access in relation to personalised care services.
  • 3.5 Outline the role of independent advocacy in promoting personalisation.

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