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Improving personal budgets for older people: a research overview

This short report is an evidence overview of key pieces of UK research between 2007 and 2012, which focused on the implementation and uptake of personal budgets and direct payments for older people (including those with dementia) in England. It is not a systematic research review or an exhaustive examination of published research on the topic. Rather, it aims to give an overview of the main themes of research findings which help to identify the challenges and solutions to improving choice and control for older people (including those living with dementia) through the use of personal budgets and direct payments. Issues covered include: culture and system change; making choices and decisions; information and advice; direct payments and support services; understanding allowance and spend; budget management, monitoring and review; risk management and contingency planning; and older people living with dementia.

Personal budgets: micro enterprises

This film introduces the concept of micro-providers for personalised adult social care and support. Micro-providers are very small enterprises which provide individually tailored support to people who use personal budgets and direct payments. This film looks at how micro-providers in Nottingham have improved the lives and outcomes of personal budget holders and includes interviews with people who have set up micro-provider support services.

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