SCIE press release

Integration is essential to truly personalised care

23 May 2013

SCIE response to latest findings on personal budgets and health budgets

Speaking about the survey findings published today by Think Local, Act Personal on personal budgets, and personal health budgets, Andrea Sutcliffe, SCIE Chief Executive said:

Today’s helpful reports show that people are benefitting from the control and freedom that self-directed budgets offer. Good progress is clearly being made but the reports demonstrate that local authorities need to simplify their processes and constantly focus on the outcomes that matter most to people.

To deliver truly personalised care, it has to be integrated.  Local authorities and health partners need to work creatively together to make sure that people are getting the best out of NHS and social care personal budgets.  Building on SCIE’s commitment to integrated care and support, we will work with the sector and TLAP to help make this a reality.

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