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?
In Control have produced a series of webinars to support people who have direct payments and are in need of guidance at this time of national emergency due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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?
This paper offers recommendations to support Care Act statutory guidance in relation to personal budgets and the use of payment cards in adult social care.
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