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Resource Allocation System

A Resource Allocation System (RAS) is any set of public rules which determines an entitlement. A RAS is essential in determining individual budgets because it allows planning to take place in the light of the budget. Complex systems are not necessarily justified and often unhelpful.


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Simplify the RAS

Simplify the RAS

Resource Allocation Systems (RAS) have become too complex. Barnsley and The Centre for Welfare Reform are exploring a radically simplified version of the RAS.

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.

Individual Budget

Individual Budget

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.

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 Service Design

Individual Service Design

This paper which describes the process by which we can design personalised support for ourselves or those we care about.

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

How one family used an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to improve care and support for their boys with complex needs.