Power needs to be redistributed to citizens, to local communities and true democracy needs to be restored to public life.
This model describes how the citizen should be central to the design and delivery of public services.
An individual budget is one approach to enabling people to take more control of their own support - by giving people knowledge of what they are entitled to.
The Poverty Net is the interlocking mesh of taxes and benefits that enmesh people in poverty - damaging our incentives to earn, save, contribute and grow.
Resource Allocation System
A Resource Allocation System (RAS) is any set of public rules which determines an entitlement.
Commissioning does not need to just focus on the organisation of services for communities - smart commissioning treats citizens and communities themselves as a locus for…
Individual Service Fund
An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.
Keys to Citizenship
The Keys to Citizenship was a model developed to explain the practical steps that are necessary to achieve meaningful, everyday citizenship.
The process of shifting local systems over to a more personalised approach is complex and multi-layered.
Integration through Personalisation
In public policy integration has often meant the brining together of services of funding that has been separated at the national level at some local level.
Personalisation can be developed as system-wide innovation. However it requires changes at every point: lead professional, finance and contracting and commissioning.
Plans should be personal - and they should integrate care, support, education or whatever else people need to plan for.
Complexity for Disabled Children
The welfare systems that support disabled people, children and families and others who need help have grown in complexity and obscurity.