Public Service Reform
Public services should support community life and citizen action and be shaped by relationships of trust and humanity.
Resource Allocation System (RAS)
A Resource Allocation System (RAS) is any set of rules that allows fair allocations to be made to people who need extra support.
Individual budgets can be managed by at least 6 different mechanisms, allowing people to take different levels of control.
Individual Service Fund
An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.
The process of shifting local systems over to a more personalised approach is complex and multi-layered.
Any model for improving systems can be improved if it is subject to a four stage iterative process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-directed support is the 7 step process by which people obtain control over their support in order to achieve a better life for themselves.
In the past commissioners were told by central government that their job was to purchase services on behalf of citizens; this model turns that idea around.