Self-Direction. Personalisation. Strengths-based. Co-produced. Patient-led.
Regardless of the words you use, these phrases collectively represent a revolution in health and social care. Across the world, individuals and their families are benefitting from choice and control.
Self-directed care & support is about empowering and enabling people. It can mean different things to different people, ranging from a bit of information & advice at one end of the scale through to the day-to-day management of complex health packages via a personal health budget.
This approach is being embraced by the NHS and the local authorities that are responsible for social care. It asks 'What matters to you?' instead of 'What is the matter with you?'. It puts you at the centre, and creates alternatives to traditional care and support models such as care homes.
Public Partnerships works with health and social care organisations to deliver web-based solutions that make self-directed care & support easier for everyone.