Progress in Personalisation: A self-assessment framework, SDS resource and training programme

The Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) has launched a new performance improvement resource for service providers. 

SCLDProgress in Personalisation is a self-assessment framework that helps provider organisations measure the progress they are making towards delivering personalised support.

In the move towards self-directed support (SDS), this tool will not only help providers understand their current effectiveness, but also develop an action plan to help them improve. It is aimed at supporting organisations both to identify and evidence the impact their service makes to people’s lives. 

Progress in Personalisation has been developed in Scotland over the last three years, with the involvement of people who use self-directed support and their families at the heart of its design. It was developed by SCLD, Heartfelt Ltd and Integratis Consulting. It has been developed to be used by adult service providers for people with:

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health problems
  • physical disabilities.

Progress in Personalisation comes in two formats – as a paper document and as a MS Access database. The database allows for easier completion, action planning and tracking of progress over time. These resources are available on SCLD’s website.

Training programme

SCLD is also hosting a free two-day training programme in eight locations across Scotland to implement this self-assessment process.  

The training course is for both dates. On the first day you will learn how to use the framework. On the follow-up day you will address implementation issues and learn about advanced techniques. Training will be delivered by SCLD, Heartfelt Ltd and Integratis Consulting.

Book your place here. 

Glasgow 19 October 2015 and 4 February 2016
Aberdeen 27 October 2015 and 3 March 2016
Dumfries and Galloway 29 October 2015 and 24 March 2016
Edinburgh 10 November 2015 and 11 February 2016
Borders 12 November 2015 and 10 March 2016
Inverness 26 November 2015 and 17 March 2016
Perth 3 December 2015 and 18 February 2016
Ayrshire 8 December 2015 and 25 February 2016


One Response to “Progress in Personalisation: A self-assessment framework, SDS resource and training programme”

  1. Lorna Watkins

    Nov 02. 2015

    I worked for Glasgow City Council for 30 years I took early retirement in October 2010. During my time with the council I underwent many training courses and also completed my SVQ 4 registered managers award in health and social care. The client group I worked with was adults with learning disabilities. Following a successful interview I have just secured a team leaders post with the Mungo Foundation I am aware there has been many changes in social care since my retirement looking at your news website Progress in personalisation and SDS are just two of areas I need to farmilurise myself with, do you have any suggestions what other topics I could cover to bring myself up to date with the new changes in social care, of course I will cover my new organisations policies and procedures,

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