A Positive Approach to Risk & Personalisation
This paper, commissioned by the West Midlands Joint Improvement Partnership (JIP) provides a framework for Councils in shifting the balance away from risk aversion towards supported positive risk taking. The aim is to share risk between the individual using services (regardless of funding source), their family, carers, professional care staff, third parties and the Council.
Jay Dobson, Personal Health Budgets Lead for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority has provided advice to ensure that the framework is relevant to personalised care planning, personal health budgets or direct payments in health. The framework is equally valuable to organisations developing a single assessment framework and/or joint care/support plans across health and social care.