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What Went Wrong with Personal Budgets?

Simon Duffy gave this talk as part of the Newcastle Business School's series - Little Heresies. He explores the genesis, achievements and weaknesses of personal budgets and the problem of expecting Government to be able to innovate.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

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Library

Architecture for Personalisation

Architecture for Personalisation

A report describing progress in Yorkshire & Humber towards developing a community-based approach to supporting personalisation and self-directed support.

A Fair Start

A Fair Start

Pippa Murray makes the case for an integrated Personalised Pathway to enable disabled children and their families to take control of health, education and care funding.

Travelling Hopefully

Travelling Hopefully

Simon Duffy describes international best practice in self-directed support and personal budgets.

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.

Example of Flexible Support Contract

Example of Flexible Support Contract

This is a real but anonymised contract between a local authority and a service provider enabling the service provider to use Individual Service Funds (ISFs).

An Apology

An Apology

Simon Duffy apologises for two social innovations that have had negative consequences - the complex RAS and the Support Plan.

Politics & Economics of Personal Budgets

Politics & Economics of Personal Budgets

In the first of a short series of essays Simon Duffy explores the political and economic challenges of moving towards personal budgets.