Making sure personal budgets work for older people

This review, led by Martin Routledge from TLAP working closely with Sarah Carr from SCIE, started in July 2012. To date it has reviewed key challenges to successful implementation of personal budgets for older people and has started to identify positive practice and solutions.

The review has identified that most councils are reporting significant challenges in implementing personal budgets with older people, but there is also considerable emerging positive practice in each of the areas identified as challenging.

From October 2012 to March 2013, we will focus on drawing out the promising approaches to tackle the challenges highlighted. That’s where we need your help. If you’re one of the councils making good progress in implementing personal budgets for older people or a provider, support agency or user/carer organisation making a difference in this area, please get in touch at


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