Personal Budgets Minimum Process Framework

An interactive web resource to help councils simplify processes for delivering personal budgets, in line with Care Act duties.

Key resources

Health and care charities argue that the use of personal budgets in health care reaffirms NHS values

This paper counters criticism that personal budgets undermine the values of the NHS.

Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) for adults in receipt of social care support - 2017 report

Survey of 4,300 responses measuring experiences of people in receipt of persoanl budgets and personalised care & support.

Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Contracting for Flexible Support

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.

Getting Better Outcomes for Older People using personal budgets

Report on what does and doesn't work well for older people using personal budgets

Delivering Care and Support Planning

This report offers councils practical examples for delivering Care & Support plans that are both Care Act compliant and person-centred in their approach.

Self-Directed Support: Reducing process, increasing choice and control

Report aimed at council staff responsible for implementing self-directed support

Trust is the key: Increasing the take-up of direct payments

Report with case studies on latest guidance for increasing the uptake of direct payments

Paths to Personalisation in Mental Health

Report, drawing on Making it Real, aimed at people with mental health needs, health & social care commissioners, providers, practitioners, care coordinators.

Personal Budgets: Taking Stock, Moving Forward

An overview of evidence on how the sector is progressing with delivering personal budgets

Best Practice in Direct Payments Support

Examples of innovative practice in commissioning direct payments and support for their take-up

Leaner approaches to council operating systems

Advice on reducing bureaucracy in delivering direct payments

Case studies