At The Disabilities Trust we believe that personalisation means thinking about care and support services in an entirely different way. This means seeing the person as an individual with strengths, preferences and aspirations and putting them at the centre of the process of identifying their needs and making choices about how and when they are supported to live their lives.
Personalisation is about giving people much more choice and control over their lives and goes well beyond simply giving personal budgets to people eligible for council funding. It means addressing the needs and aspirations of whole communities to ensure everyone has access to the right information, advice and advocacy to make good decisions about the support they need.
It means ensuring that they have wider choice in how their needs are met; are able to access universal services such as transport, leisure and education, housing, health and opportunities for employment, regardless of age or disability. It also means: