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Gathering the Evidence: Making Personal Budgets Work for All

This report, published today, sets out a direction for improving the evidence base for personal budgets. It is a response to the National Audit Office’s 2016 report, which drew attention to the lack of a firm evidence base for understanding the impact of personal budgets.  Personal budgets need to work for all so that we can re-focus our concentration on creating good lives for people, not just good services for the system.

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Projects to support professionals

Key resources

Engaging and Empowering Communities: a shared commitment and call to action

A  compelling narrative on the conditions needed to create strong and inclusive communities.

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support

This practice guidance offers councils a way to promote personalisation by
working differently with their local partners in the provision of more
flexible support.

Making it Real: Marking progress towards personalised, community based support

Making it Real helps organisations check their progress and decide what they need to do to keep moving forward to deliver real change and positive outcomes with people. 

Co-production - The ladder of participation

The ladder describes the different steps on the rung toward achieving full co-production in health and social care.

Top Ten Tips

A list of tips for effective co-production.

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Our key tools

Jargon Buster

The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.

Personalised care & support planning tool

Supporting integrated care for people with health and social care needs.

People not process - Coproduction in commissioning tool

A resource to support councils use coproduction in their market shaping and commissioning practice according to Care Act guidance.

Information and Advice Strategy Toolkit

A step-by-step guide to help local authorities meet the requirements of the Care Act and associated statutory guidance in relation to the provision of information and advice.

Personal Budgets Minimum Process Framework

A web tool to help councils deliver personal budgets with less bureaucracy and expense, and still meet Care Act duties.

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