SCIE Report 40: Keeping personal budgets personal: learning from the experiences of older people, people with mental health problems and their carers

Moving to a personal budget

Personal budget holders and carers feel very strongly that personal budgets and the support for them should be more actively and consistently marketed

Introduction

Three out of the five of the study sites were moving to a system where all new clients were automatically given a personal budget, and most were trying to move existing people who use services onto personal budgets. This indicates that the personal budget will increasingly become the 'norm' in social care. Personal budget holders and carers emphasised the value of personal budgets being more widely marketed, and the importance of good information, which enabled people to understand what a personal budget could offer.

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