Market Development

Personalisation and Self-directed support links

You may wish to use the following links to find further information about Personalisation and Self-directed support.

Personalisation - national perspective

ACEVO - Policy: Personalisation

ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and we are the leading voice for chief executives in the third sector. This page provides their views, links and news on Personalisation

Community Catalysts: Personalisation in Practice

Community Catalysts are a Community Interest Company established by the charity Shared Lives Plus. They provide information and support on Personalisation in Practice aimed at smaller organisations

Demos - Making it personal

Demos, a 'think tank', published a document advocating a simple yet transformational approach to public services.


In Control Partnerships is a social enterprise - a charity and an independent company. It works in partnership with citizens and government, and with charities and commercial companies supporting the development of personalisation.

Think Local Act Personal

A website promoting knowledge and sharing the development of tools and resources to take forward the 'Think local Act Personal' agenda.

SCIE: Personalisation

SCIE  have developed a range of resources to support people and organisations to understand more about personalisation

SCIE e-learning personalisation course

SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence) have developed an e-learning resource providing audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of Personalisation.

UNISON - Personalisation

UNISON is Britain and Europe's biggest public sector union with more than 1.3 million members. This link is to their pages on Personalisation.

Personalisation - Hampshire perspective

Hampshire County Council - Personalisation e-learning course

An e-learning course that has been developed by Hampshire County Council to provide background on Personalisation and self-directed support (SDS) in Hampshire. The course is free to use and will take approximately 20-25 minutes.

Hampshire County Council - Putting People First - Shaping your future, choosing your care Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 938kb

This is a report  by Hampshire’s expert Commission of Inquiry into Personalisation that was launched at the end of November 2008 and sets out the plans for the transformation of Adult Social care in Hampshire.

Hampshire Learning Disability Partnership Board - Personalisation

The Hampshire learning Disability Board is made up of 5 Local Implementation Groups (LIGs) who work for, and with, people with a learning disability and their family and carers in the areas where they live.

Hampshire PaCT (Partners in Care Training)

A Hampshire County Council site, providing presentations and sources of information to show how, practically, Hampshire is approaching the workforce development required for Personalisation.

Southampton Centre for Independent Living (SCIL)

Through the Personalisation Expert Panel, SCIL are actively involved in shaping personalisation in Hampshire.

Self-directed support

Age UK - Arranging your own care, self directed support

Age UK is a national charity supporting people with age related issues. They have put together some help and advice around relevant legislationthe requirements of local authoritiescurrent limitations and practical guidance.

Hampshire County Council - Self-directed support

Hampshire County Councils information and the background to, and how Hampshire are developing, Self directed-support.

In-Control - what is self directed support

In Control Partnerships is a social enterprise leading in Self-directed support. This link is to their thoughts on what self-directed support is, about people being in control of the support they need to live the life they choose.

Person centred planning

Department of Health - Personalisation through Person Centred Planning

This joint good practice guidance published by the Putting People First and Valuing People Now teams includes a range of tools and good practice examples on person centred planning and support planning.

Hampshire PCP website

The Hampshire PCP website includes a range of documents, policies and guidance notes to help you with Person Centred Planning and approaches.

Helen Sanderson Associates - Person Centred Planning

Helen Sanderson Associates (private consultants) resources for developing Person centred planning as a process for continual listening and learning, focussing on what is important to someone now and in the future, and acting upon this in alliance with their family and friends.