While the Care Act 2014 does not specifically use the term "personalisation", tailoring or wrapping services around an individual underpins many of the provisions in the Act. The Act emphasises the importance of involving individuals in all aspects of their care and support including self-assessment and service planning if that is their wish. It also makes clear that both the processes and possible solutions should be broadly inclusive:
- Professionals from a range of disciplines should work with the individual and each other as necessary to support an holistic assessment based on the individual's aspirations and strengths as well as needs
- Professionals should work with the individual to develop a care and support plan which builds on the individual's strengths and assets. Based on outcomes defined during the assessment, a wide range of options should be considered in response.
These pages provide a range of useful resources on assessment and care and support planning for professionals involved in these processes.