Commissioning personalised care in the English adult social care sector: using action research as a framework to support leadership development

McCray, J. and Palmer, A. (2014) Commissioning personalised care in the English adult social care sector: using action research as a framework to support leadership development. Social Care and Neurodisability, 5 (1). pp. 3-15. ISSN 2042-874X

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This paper presents the perspectives of English adult social care sector partners on the qualifications and standards required for leaders as they prepare to meet the demands of commissioning and commissioned personalised care across service user groups. Using an action research cycle guided by Coghlan and Brannicks (2010, p 4) organisational centred model (McCray and Palmer, 2009) it benefits from the previous experience, practice learning and reflection in action of the partners and researchers who were involved in an earlier phase of the research cycle. Findings presented are derived from focus group discussions with strategic and organisational leaders from the English adult social care sectors including those for older people, people with complex disability, learning disability, acquired brain injury and mental health. Leadership development needs required for the commissioning of personalised care in a changing context of health and social care delivery are identified. The paper also shows how action research can make a contribution to knowledge and practice by continuous engagement between researchers and participants through a period of transformation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflection, Practice Learning, Social Care, Brain Injury Commissioning, Leadership, Action Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charilty organisation and pracitce
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Social Work and Social Care
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Depositing User: Janet McCray
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 14:50
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 08:27

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