Better lives: an evaluation of the Choice Support Personalisation Programme for adults with learning difficulties in Southwark
Authors: Professor Roger Ellis, Professor David Sines and Professor Elaine Hogard.
This report demonstrates the value of trusting service providers to work more flexibly by enabling them to use personal budgets more creatively in partnership with the people they work for.
People with personal health budgets (PHBs) are better at controlling their drug and alcohol dependency compared to those without budgets. This was just one of the findings of the recent Personal Health Budgets Evaluation commissioned by the Department of Health.
‘The real motor for personalisation is not personal budgets but the recognition that social outcomes are not produced by services but coproduced through the actions of people and communities, aided or otherwise by services. Coproduction has always existed but has mostly not been acknowledged or explicitly supported. This applies as much to children, young people and families as it does to adults and older people.’ Blog post here.
The TLAP Access Team Disability Bloggers report on their experience of personal budgets: blog post here.