Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Understand personalisation in care and support services
Learning outcome: Understand the meaning of personalisation in social care and support services
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Define the terms: a. personalised service, b. self-commissioned service, c. self-directed support, d. micro-employer
- Personalised service – service provision takes into consideration the needs wishes and preferences of the care reciever
- Self-commissioned service – an individual commissions their own care services, funded by a personal budget (through a direct payment) provided by the local authority
- Self-directed support – an individual assesses their own needs and determines the support they need
- Micro-employer – an employer with 5 or fewer staff. An individual that commissions their own care and support (e.g. pays a small team of carers to fulfil their support needs directly) is classed as a micro-employer.