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Individual Service Fund (ISF)

An Individual Service Fund (ISF) is a useful way in which a budget can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support. It requires a budget to be managed within a framework of clear rules which ensure that the money is restricted in its use for the benefit of the person.


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ISFs in Action

ISFs in Action

A research report by Sian Hoolahan of Choice Support describing the progress being made in Southwark using Individual Service Funds.

Personalised Support

Personalised Support

Personalised Support is a system for providing support to people with complex and challenging needs to live their own life, on their own terms, but as active citizens.

Personalised Support

Personalised Support

Personalised Support is a system for designing and organising around the needs of the individual.

Personalised Support

Personalised Support

A report describing how to provide support to people with the most complex needs or challenging behaviour drawing on the work of Partners for Inclusion.

ISFs are a Simple Innovation

ISFs are a Simple Innovation

Simon Duffy explains what an Individual Service Fund is, why it it is useful and what a simple innovation it is.

Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

Researchers Animate discover that Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Inclusion have had a positive impact on people's lives.

Self-Directed Support is a Scottish Innovation

SDS is a Scottish Innovation

Simon Duffy explores the Scottish roots of SDS or self-directed support.