Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Personal budgets'.
- Barnsley peer brokerage report
As part of a DH funded project in Barnsley a study was undertaken to develop knowledge and gather information to assist the development of peer support brokerage, centred particularly on people who fund their own care. This report provides an overview of sources of peer support and peer brokerage currently available in the UK for self funders.
- Enabling risk, ensuring safety - self-directed support and personal budgets
Author, Sarah Carr Published by the Social Care Institute for ExcellenceThis paper looks at how frontline staff can be confident and equipped to support people who use services to assess and evaluate their own risks.
- Family Action - Rochdale Young Carers
This is a dedicated young carers service working with 80 families a year. This service also has experience of managing personalised budgets for young carers over 16.
- Surrey: developing personal budgets with carers
Surrey County Council has developed its arrangements for personal budgets with the involvement of carers throughout. As a result, the carer's assessment has been embedded in the main Supported Self-Assessment to ensure that these are routinely undertaken.
- Crossroads Care, Oxfordshire
This brokerage service provides a holistic, whole-family approach, supporting individuals and their carers to use their personal budgets to maintain their family life by recognising that each has their own needs for support. "You have given my son's life back.
- Presentations on innovative practice in the East Midlands
- Multi-agency strategy for carers
This multi agency commissioning strategy from Staffordshire outlines the vision and commitments to carers for 2008-2011 between partner organisations. It includes a commitment to personal budgets and direct payments.
- Carers Strategy and Commissioning Strategy
This is an example of a three year commissioning strategy for carers from Manchester City Council. It sets out a vision and priorities linked with the Carers Strategy and Putting People First agenda including greater choice and control through personal budgets.
- Nottinghamshire Personal story video and transcript
Personal budgets can make a big difference to the lives of individuals and can also make a difference to the lives of carers. Nottinghamshire have produced a video of carers stories which can be accessed Via the web link below.
- Evaluation of self-directed support in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire social services carried out an evaluation to find out about people's experiences of self-directed support and personal budgets what improvements can be made. The evaluation included a carers questionnaire.