‘Personalised support’ is a key aim of national policy and means tailoring support to the individual, and enabling them to have as much choice and control over their service and life as possible, rather than supporting everyone in the same way. This self-assessment tool will support managers and staff to check how they are doing in delivering personalised support for people with dementia.
This publication is primarily for managers of care homes supporting people with any type of dementia, at any stage. It may also interest families of people with dementia who may be looking for a care home and wish to know how to assess the homes they are visiting.
The tool was developed by providers, commissioners and academics who have experience in personalisation and people with dementia, working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.