Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

Editorial – Volume 36, Issue 4 (2022) – Personalisation: how far have we come and where are we heading? Current reflections from UK and Europe

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Andrew Richardson, Francesca Pozzoli, Clare Parkinson


Twelve years have passed since the publication of the first Special Issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice on the theme of personalisation. It was in 2010 that social care provision was literally transformed by government policy. Putting People First (2007), the first government paper describing personalisation as a strategy, was published only three years before then and practitioners quickly adapted to working with personal budgets, resource allocation systems and other self-directed support tools.

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