Innovation & Leadership
True leadership is the unseen effort to support leadership in others and help people find their own solutions.
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.
Creativity in Design
Creativity in design requires (a) positive imagination (b) the ability to look outward for possibilities (c) focus on important details and (d) practical action and commitment
Portable Education Budget
There seems to be no good reason why families should not control the funding for their child's education - especially if their child has extra or more complex needs.
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…
Waste in Public Services
The current welfare system wastes resources by reducing the ability of the citizen to put them to good use.
Individual Service Fund (ISF)
An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.
The Personalised Pathway is a model for services and support for children and families - it puts families in the driving seat from the very beginning.
Any model for improving systems can be improved if it is subject to a four stage iterative process.
Personalised Support is a system for designing and organising around the needs of the individual.
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.