Better lives: an evaluation of the Choice Support Personalisation Programme for adults with learning difficulties in Southwark

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.

http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/type/pdfs/better-lives.html

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Drug and alcohol dependency and personal health budgets

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.

http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/News/PersonalisationNewsItem/?cid=9959

Personalisation for all – no more silos or turf wars

‘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.

http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/Blog/article/?cid=9956

Getting rid of teams and forms: one council’s route to simpler personal budgets

Getting rid of teams and forms: one council’s route to simpler personal budgets. 

“In Camden, specialist and locality teams have been ditched in favour of a single service designed to avoid clients being passed from pillar to post in search of social care support.”

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2013/09/getting-rid-of-teams-and-forms-one-councils-route-to-simpler-personal-budgets/