personal budgets

Personal health budgets and NHS continuing healthcare

Discussion paper which explores personal health budgets for people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare. It will be of interest to healthcare professionals whohave a role in NHS Continuing Healthcare or are considering the future implementation of personal health budgets.

Independence, choice and control: DLA and personal mobility in state-funded residential care

This report begins by looking at disabled people’s mobility needs and proceeds to examine the different support available for meeting these.

Personal health budgets: early experiences of budget holders

Evaluation report that looks at the early experiences of a small subsample of budget holders and their representatives. It reports in-depth interviews with 58 people from 17 PCTs, around three months after the offer of a personal health budget, about their experiences of personal health budgets so far.

Tailor made

Report that considers the future of personalisation in health and social care in an era of considerable social, economic and policy change.

Whose risk is it anyway? Risk and regulation in an era of personalisation

Paper that argues that ‘risk’ is often perceived negatively by people using services (used as an excuse used for stopping them doing something) – but risk needs to be shared between the person taking the risk and the system that is trying to support them; states that although some people fear that personalisation may increase risk, it could help people to be safer by putting them more in control of their lives, helping them plan ahead, and focusing our safeguarding expertise on those who really need it; and considers the fact that in an era of personalisation, approaches to risk and regulat

Personal health budgets: the views of service users and carers

Report that presents the views of mental health service users and carers about personal health budgets. It is based on research undertaken with 162 service users and carers who took part in the study – 58 by participating in focus groups and 104 by responding to an online survey.

'Would you have sandwiches for your tea every night?': older people's views of social care in Northern Ireland

Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.

SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.

Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services (Policy paper 3)

The first part of this policy paper provides a very brief overview of the development of adult social care in order to place the advent of personal budgets in their historical and policy context.

Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of older people and their carers (At a glance 40)

A summary of older people’s and carers’ experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It is based on a six month study, which also included people with mental health problems.

The research was commissioned from a joint team from Acton Shapiro, the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

The personal response: developments in personalisation for children, young people and families

Conference report written in partnership with In Control, Action for Children and the Office of Public Management, which gives an insight into the current issues and challenges and highlights the ongoing debate.