Jane Silvester shares why people who use social care services should be given care and support based on what they can already do, what they want to achieve and the help they need to live their lives in the way they want to.
Person-centred care shouldn’t be an add-on or an afterthought; it should be embedded in the way that on-going care and support is delivered. For people with a learning disability and dementia this is no exception.
Last week saw publication of the NHS Planning Guidance 2017–2019. The document is deeply technical in parts, and I’ve read the full 69 pages so that I can provide you with a brief summary of headline elements relating to person centred care and creating the ‘new relationship with people and communities’ set out in the Five Year Forward View