Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems provides an overview of the terminology and policy background, puts forward some recommendations for implementation and examines key areas that need to be tackled for integration.
Personal budgets resources and services
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.
This guide covers personalisation in adult social care services
This review looks at key challenges to successful implementation of personal budgets for older people and has started to identify positive practice and solutions.
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.
This film shows the importance of risk enablement and creating a culture where staff and service users with personal budgets and direct payments can openly discuss risk. It focuses on people with mental health problems.
A review by SCIE and NEF of current policy and practice of personalisation and an analysis of the potential of co-production to improve outcomes for individuals;
This video focuses on personalisation for a disabled person living at home with PA support through a personal budget.
This film explores the possibilities for integrating social care personal budgets with personal health budgets. It features the work of Kent County Council, a personal health budget pilot site, where they are developing integrated support planning between health and social care for people with continuing healthcare needs and experimenting with integrating budgets from health and social care.
This film describes the challenges and opportunities that personalisation has presented to social work with adults.