Choice and control for all: the role of individual service funds in delivering fully personalised care and support

The continued drive to transform social care through personalisation and the ongoing focus of Government on personal budgets for everyone who is eligible by 2013 presents a huge challenge to the sector. Making a reality of transformation of this scale in a way that really changes lives at a time of continued pressure on public finances places great demands on councils and providers alike.

The paper explores what individual service funds (ISFs) are; how they have evolved; the key features of good ISF use; who is using them and how they are working; how to do them; and the opportunities there might be for their further development in the future.

Helen Sanderson
Sam Bennett
Simon Stockton et al