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Individual Budget

If people know what they are entitled to as a budget then they can plan how to get support in a more creative and empowering way. This was the idea that was at the heart of what has now become known as the Individual or Personal Budget.


The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform

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Personalisation in Mental Health

Personalisation in Mental Health

A report setting out a model for integrating health and social care for people with mental health services - designed to promote personalisation, empowerment and citizenship.

Are Individual Budgets Really Mine?

Are Individual Budgets Really Mine?

Simon Duffy argues that individual budgets are provided as additional income, which is provided to people in order that they can meet their needs.

How Individual Budgets are used

How Individual Budgets are used

This graphic shows that people, using their individual budgets, make better decisions than government.

Individual Budget

Individual Budget

An Individual Budget is a system for individualized funding where the person is told, up-front, how much they are entitled to.

Demystifiying Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

Demystifiying Individual Service Funds

These slides summarise guidance on the use of Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and the future of commissioning for health and social care.