Personalisation in Practice

Author: Suzie Franklin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred reviews, dispels the many myths surrounding Individual Service Funds and personal budgets and demonstrates how families, schools and other agencies can work collaboratively to help young people with disabilities move into adulthood with more choice and control over their lives, and with better life prospects. Practical pointers for readers to apply to their own circumstances are included, and the book contains helpful examples of the key person-centred thinking tools. Anyone involved in supporting children and young people with disabilities as they approach adulthood, including parents and carers, SENCOs, teachers, social workers and service providers, will find this to be essential reading. More generally, it will be an informative resource for those seeking a better understanding of how personalisation and person-centred planning work in practice.

Achieving Successful Transitions for Young People with Disabilities

Author: Natalie Lackenby
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This best practice guide provides a blueprint for managing seamless transitions between services for young people aged 16-25 with additional needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex health needs and sensory impairments. The authors cover a wide range of transitions, including moving from children's to adult's services, from school to college, leaving education and gaining work experience and employment and supporting young people to live independently. They include key information on policy and legislation, the statutory duty of local authorities and health, housing and education agencies, and describe the impact of the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. With a wealth of practical, common sense guidance for navigating this complex area of work in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner, the book will guide practitioners and students step-by-step through the process of managing transitions, highlighting best practice and providing evidence-based models to ensure the best possible outcomes for service users and their families. An essential resource for all those involved in supporting young people with additional needs through transitions, including social workers and social work students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, health professionals and special education teachers.

Person Centred Teams

Author: Helen Sanderson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008307
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Person-Centred Teams provides much-needed guidance on person-centred working following the roll out of personalisation and personal budgets across health and social care. In order to deliver personalisation you need to work with staff in person-centred ways. Straightforward and easy-to-read, this practical guide describes how to do this by developing a person-centred team using person-centred practices. The authors outline their model for developing a team, and how information is recorded in a person-centred team plan. They explain: Purpose - how to clarify a team's purpose People - what managers need to know about each team member, and how one-page profiles can help Performance - how to clarify service users' expectations of a team's services, and assess whether or not these are being met Process - how person-centred practices can aid teamwork and help your team deliver Progress - how to continuously improve teamwork and performance Each section features clear illustrations and examples from teams to enable you to develop a person-centred team plan and work together in person-centred ways. This guide is essential reading for service providers, managers, practitioners and students in the health and social care fields, as well as person-centred planning coordinators and user-led organisations.

Health and Well being for Young People

Author: Colin Goble
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230390277
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ethical beliefs, direct personal experiences, and the knowledge we accumulate from sources such as TV dramas, magazines and social media all shape our ideas about health and wellbeing. In this highly engaging new book, Colin Goble and Natasha Bye-Brooks bring the focus to young people, particularly adolescents, and explore the main challenges in creating and maintaining a society where young people can thrive, both physically and mentally. Tackling issues such as nutrition, sexual health, disability and substance misuse, the book provides an in-depth examination of the key concepts and theoretical perspectives surrounding health and wellbeing. Topics covered include: • Adolescence as a life stage, with particular focus on psychological, behavioural, social and cultural development and the concept of the 'teenager' • The impact of environmental issues such as poverty, poor housing and lack of access to green spaces on young people's health and wellbeing • Acute mental health problems in young people, such as anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • The sexualisation of young people, and identifying sexually vulnerable young people • The impact of poor nutrition and low levels of physical activity, combined with the socially-influenced body image Clear, concise and highly accessible, Health and Wellbeing for Young People provides an invaluable introduction to the key issues and debates that relate to the health and wellbeing of young people, both in the UK and beyond.

Young People Transitioning from Out of Home Care

Author: Philip Mendes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137556390
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access to higher education, the role of advocacy groups, ethical challenges and cultural factors. In doing so it demonstrates that, whilst young people are universally a vulnerable group, there are vast differences in their experiences of out-of-home care and transitions from care, and their shorter and longer-term outcomes. Equally, there are significant variations between jurisdictions in terms of the legislative, policy and practice supports and opportunities made available to them. This significant edited collection is essential reading for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, counsellors, and youth and community practitioners, as well as for students and scholars of child welfare.

Managing Transitions

Author: Alison Petch
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847421792
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on the best available research evidence, 'Managing transitions' highlights issues common to all experiencing transition as well as the dilemmas specific to particular situations. It addresses significant transitions relevant to policy and practice, covering key transition points in social care from childhood to old age.

Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Author: Andy Mantell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254023
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults. The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.

The Princess and the Fog

Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501514
Format: PDF
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Bronze Medal Winner in the Picture Books, Early Reader category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Once upon a time there was a Princess. She had everything a little girl could ever want, and she was happy. That is, until the fog came... The Princess and the Fog is picture book to help sufferers of depression aged 5-7 cope with their difficult feelings. It uses vibrant illustrations, a sense of humour and metaphor to create a relatable, enjoyable story that describes the symptoms of childhood depression while also providing hope that things can get better with a little help and support. The story is also a great starting point for explaining depression to all children, especially those who may have a parent or close family member with depression. With an essential guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss, this book will be of immeasurable value to anyone supporting a child with, or affected by, depression, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, arts therapists, pastoral care workers and school staff, as well as parents and carers.