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Promoting self-directed support for people living with dementia: overcoming the challenges

Promoting self-directed support for people living with dementia: overcoming the challenges Purpose - This paper aims to discuss the use of self-directed supported as a way of empowering people living with dementia to have greater control over the support they need. Design/methodology/approach - The authors interviewed social care staff and people living with dementia about their use of self-directed support. Findings - There have been a number of challenges with making self-directed support a reality for people with dementia, including the paperwork that can be involved and the time spent setting up a service. However, West Sussex County Council is working on solutions to make sure that self-directed support becomes a reality for people living with dementia. Originality/value - The paper highlights some of the positives and obstacles that staff and people living with dementia have faced regarding the use of self-directed support within West Sussex and the ways that these issues are being overcome. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Care and Neurodisability Pier Professional

Promoting self-directed support for people living with dementia: overcoming the challenges

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Publisher
Pier Professional
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Pier Professional Limited
ISSN
2042-0919
eISSN
2042-874X
DOI
10.1108/20420911111142731
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Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims to discuss the use of self-directed supported as a way of empowering people living with dementia to have greater control over the support they need. Design/methodology/approach - The authors interviewed social care staff and people living with dementia about their use of self-directed support. Findings - There have been a number of challenges with making self-directed support a reality for people with dementia, including the paperwork that can be involved and the time spent setting up a service. However, West Sussex County Council is working on solutions to make sure that self-directed support becomes a reality for people living with dementia. Originality/value - The paper highlights some of the positives and obstacles that staff and people living with dementia have faced regarding the use of self-directed support within West Sussex and the ways that these issues are being overcome.

Journal

Social Care and NeurodisabilityPier Professional

Published: Jan 1, 2011

Keywords: Mental health problems

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