We need compassionate collaboration to keep a person-centred approach at the heart of care. This Charter has been created by people with complex support needs, parents, siblings, support workers, councillors, commissioners, campaigners and legal specialists. It puts Personalisation back into the picture of social care and our community. There are many ways in which personalisation can and should happen. This Charter is the voice of the Project Art Works Support Collective (previously Peer Support Network) and is underpinned by legislation from the Equality Act 2010, Care Act 2014, Health & Social Care Act 2012 and the Children and Families Act 2014. It outlines legal rights that people with complex support needs, their families, carers and health and social care practitioners can call on when making decisions about care and influencing change.
A toolkit containing further detail on legal guidance and practical support can be downloaded here: Charter Toolkit