Self-directed support is an approach to social care that puts you at the centre of the support planning process, so that you can make choices about the services you receive.
Are direct payments working the way they should be?
Across England, councils are taking different approaches to supporting direct payment recipients throughout the pandemic.
Can personal budgets stimulate a diverse care market?
Do you know what you’re allowed to use your money for? Should councils be able to reclaim money if you haven’t spent it?
TLAP want to gain a better understanding of the current practice of self-directed support and in particular support planning from across the country.
Having conversations as part of assessments with people who need care and support, rather than following a standard form, can help you commission local services that people want and need.
A collection of products aimed at councils and providers to implement ISFs
This briefing document is a summary of the lessons learned to date on the implementation of Individual Service Funds in the West Midlands.
This guidance has been developed to make the case for new approaches to support people should a direct payment not be the preferred option.