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.
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.