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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 for social care commissioners, people who use services and carers, and user-led organisations focuses on the work of micro-providers and demonstrates how their approach can be very flexible, creative and responsive to individual needs and preferences, enabling a move away from traditional services.

Personal budgets: risk enablement and mental health

This film for adult social care commissioners and staff showcases the work of Stockport Council and Pennine Care NHS Trust. It established a panel for discussing final support plans for people considered to be at risk as part of its risk enablement strategy for personal budgets and mental health.

Budgets and beyond: interim report

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;

Personalisation for someone with a physical disability

Part of Personalisation

This film for health and social care commissioners and staff, personal assistants and people who use services, introduces Stephen Page, a man with MS. Having a personal budget has enabled Stephen to continue to attend events which help him to lead his chosen life and preserve his personal identity.

Personal budgets: health and social care integration

This film for health and social care commissioners and staff looks at how Kent County Council is approaching integrating personal budgets from health and social care as part of their work as a personal health budget pilot site. It features service users and carers whose lives will be affected by the change.

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