Organisations,self-direction & personalisation

Over recent years we’ve been keeping an eye on lots of different social care organisations as they have sought to come terms with and/or embrace the challenges associated with supporting people to both take control of their lives and achieve good, relationship-rich, and contributing lifestyles.

It is increasingly clear to us that those organisations that find the strength, intelligence, and resourcefulness to both deal with the perverse regulatory and economic imperatives that continue to apply and concurrently to struggle successfully with empowering and creatively supporting people to live lives enriched by those elements that cannot be commodified or bought enjoy passionate Board and Chief Officer level leadership and inspiration.
Far too many social care boardrooms are places of business alone which is hardly surprising when, for far too long, public services have been recast in the image of businesses and citizens in the roles of consumers instead of active and reciprocating participants in something far more complex and interdependent.

What do you think?