This paper, published in partnership between National Voices, TLAP, Shared Lives Plus and In Control explores the use of personal budgets within the health system. It counters criticism that personal budgets undermine the values of the NHS.
In Control, Lancaster University and Think Local Act Personal have published the findings of the third personal outcomes evaluation tool (POET) of over 500 personal health budget holders and carers.
This Guide, aimed at council commissioners and providers, sets out how councils can contract in a way that gives the person more control over their support.
Report on what does and doesn't work well for older people using personal budgets
This report offers councils practical examples for delivering Care & Support plans that are both Care Act compliant and person-centred in their approach.
POET 2014 surveyed experiences of personal health budget holders. Findings will inform clinical commissioning groups.
The survey looks at the experiences of personal budget holders and their carers and is based on the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET).
Report aimed at council staff responsible for implementing self-directed support
Report with case studies on latest guidance for increasing the uptake of direct payments
Report, drawing on Making it Real, aimed at people with mental health needs, health & social care commissioners, providers, practitioners, care coordinators.
Survey of over 3,000 personal budget holders using the Personal Budgets Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET)
An overview of evidence on how the sector is progressing with delivering personal budgets
Examples of innovative practice in commissioning direct payments and support for their take-up
Advice on reducing bureaucracy in delivering direct payments