Self-directed support and personal budgets
The aim of self-directed support is to give people control over their support so that they can live more independent lives. Rather than being passive, people are active citizens choosing how to spend their allocated budget with or without help.
"I really like the stories – as someone who uses home/domiciliary care for two family members, I am well aware of the challenges but I have also thought for a long time that we need to celebrate what good person-centred domiciliary care looks like. It is about relationships and flexibility and of course creativity as these stories show".
Dame Philippa Russell, Carers UK Vice -President