New resource to support person-centred support for people with sensory impairment

Extract from TLAP, 14 October 2015

A new Making it Real narrative for people with sensory impairment has been published today by TLAP, members of the National Co-production Advisory Group, Royal Association of Deaf people, Sense, RNIB and Action on Hearing Loss

Making it Real is a guide for measuring progress towards personalised care and support. It is built around ‘I’ statements that set out what good should look like if personalised care is really working well. Care Act statutory guidance references Making it Real as a tool for meeting people’s outcomes in person centred ways and discusses the specific requirements for people with sensory impairments.

Making it Real for Sensory Impairment is intended to support commissioners and service providers by giving a clear set of steps for how Making it Real ‘I’ statements can be tailored for people with sensory impairments. The areas covered are information and advice; active and supportive communities; flexible and integrated care and support; personal budgets and self-funding; workforce and risk enablement.

The impact of sensory loss on older people and people with learning difficulties is also addressed in the report; it is recognised that the needs of these groups is frequently overlooked…

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