Personalised Supportthe alternative to institutional care Talk by Simon Duffy of The Centre for Welfare Reform for the Skills for Care Conference, 18th April, Taunton.
Support PlansSelf-Directed Support Supported Living InclusionCitizenship Keys to Personal Essential Lifestyle Planning Budgets Personalisation Home Ownership Individual Community Service Funds Individual Connecting Person Centred Planning Budgets Brokerage Personalised Support
My Poem They shoved me in a hostel As a guest of the Salvation Army, With the company of drunks and punks I’m a woman who has talent It was enough to send a poor lass barmy. That they can’t take away. I wonder why it had to be that all my life They tried with drugs. No one to love me And needles to dope me every day. No one to care No one to see Institutions stink, No one to listen properly. They make you want to puke, The doctors think they’re it So now my second life begun – And they’ll read you like a book. A new chance to live life through my son; A reason for living I have found I was kicked around and used And it’s going to be better second time round. Insulted and abused;They messed my mind right from the start So now I tell you Treated me like a dirty tart. I’ve got a voice I’ve got a right to make a choice. But it was them that did that, I’m not a toy for you to abuse It was them that scarred my mind, I’m a woman of spirit and now I’ll refuse…To takeIt was them that corrupted my innocence, that abuse anymore. And left me feeling that no one cared. Suzie Fothergill
Why is WinterbourneView not the exception but the rule?
1. Help people find their purpose2. Let people be free3. Ensure people have enough money4. Find people real homes5. Offer the right kind of help6. Enable contribution to a full life7. Protect and foster love
This is not rhetoric orideology... ...it is commonsense
In 1968 there were 65,000 people ininstitutions. In 2010 there were11,000 in smaller privateinstitutions at a typical cost of£160,000 per person. We arespending the same money oninstitutions - but for about onesixth of the people.