Think Local Act Personal Tag Listing
This is list shows the topics and resources tagged using 'Personal budgets'.
- Carers IB - breaks assessment
Manchester City Council provides carers who have had an Assessment of Need a personal budget to enable them to take a break from their caring role. This document provides:details of the increase in numbers of carers in receipt of a PB by service user group over the last 3 years, how the PBs are awarded, and the examples of the flexible ways in which people use the money for support.
- Carers individual budget guidance and application form
Manchester City Council provides a non means tested carers individual budget of up to £500 to support carers to take a break and to help alleviate some of the stresses that can arise when caring for someone. This document includes the guidance provided to staff and the application form.
- 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.
- Carers Student Unit
East Riding have set up a 'carers student unit' which provides placements in the seven district care management teams, with a focus on assessing the needs of, and working with, carers. This has enabled carers to receive separate assessments to service users and a full range of core services such as individual support, group support and back up plans.
- Commissioning for personalisation: a framework for local authority commissioners
This framework explores refocuses existing and emerging perspectives on commissioning for health and wellbeing through the lens of personalisation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Exploring the Electronic Market for Social Care in the North East
This project assessed the viability of the electronic social market place for the North East. The project undertook an appraisal of the present state of the local market in two specific areas of the region.
- 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.