Foreword for integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems

Simon StevensI welcome this Social Care Institute for Excellence publication, which draws on practical experiences of delivering integrated personal budgets in mental health, and the difference they have made to the lives of people involved. NHS England is committed to supporting this, and to make the aspiration for integrated and personalised services a reality for people with mental health needs.

We want to move the conversation on from just 'what’s the matter with you?' to 'what matters to you?' If we can do that, we will create new forms of partnership with people and communities, and meet our shared challenges far better.

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England