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Support to councils and providers to help people self-direct how they spend their allocated budget for improved wellbeing and independence.
People can self-direct through personal budgets , direct payment offered as an Individual Service Fund.
An interactive web resource to help councils simplify processes for delivering personal budgets, in line with Care Act duties.
Case story examples showing effective care and support planning undertaken outside statutory services.
A discussion on emerging successful approaches to supporting people with mental health conditions showcased at an event with Association of Mental Health Providers.
Reflections on the creative and diverse ways that people are using their personal budgets, and the support planning process as a whole. (6 mins)
Working examples of how three organisations are weaving together recovery, co-production and peer support.
Recommendations to support councils with Care Act guidance on personal budgets and payment cards.
This paper counters criticism that personal budgets undermine the values of the NHS.
Survey of 4,300 responses measuring experiences of people in receipt of persoanl budgets and personalised care & 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.
Report on what does and doesn't work well for older people using personal budgets
This report offers councils practical examples for delivering Care & Support plans that are both Care Act compliant and person-centred in their approach.
Report aimed at council staff responsible for implementing self-directed support
Report with case studies on latest guidance for increasing the uptake of direct payments