individual budgets

Making it personal

Report advocating self-directed services as a means of transforming public services for the better. It contends that self-directed services can deliver personalised, lasting solutions to people's problems at lower cost and that they give people a real say in shaping the services they want.

At your service : navigating the future market in health and social care

Paper examining the ways in which personal budgets will affect the social and health care market. It considers what prospective budget holders know and think about personal budgets, how they would spend it and what difficulties they foresee. It also suggests the likely challenges local authorities and other providers will face in delivering the personalisation agenda and makes recommendations on how to make the transition successfully.

Understanding personal health budgets

This leaflet explains personal budgets - what they are, why the Department of Health and NHS thinks they could make NHS care better, and how to get more information. It has been written with patients and service users in mind.

Supporting someone to manage money : a guide for carers

Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.

Use of resources in adult social care: a guide for local authorities

Guide intended to foster discussion and debate among local authorities as to how to commission and organise services in the future by making best use of available resources.

Making choice and control a reality for disabled people: consultation on the right to control

The Right to Control is about disabled people having control over the support they need to live their lives. This consultation aims to look at the best way for disabled adults to access new services, such as individual budgets, which will give them more control over the services they are entitled to.

The consultation is the first step in designing trailblazer sites to find out the best way to deliver the Right to Control. Annexes include a summary of funding streams that could be included in Right to Control trailblazers, case studies and a glossary.