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UNIC Project

Supporting the development of personal budgets across Europe


The goal of this project is to help public authorities to implement user-centred funding models. The project is also aimed at helping service users in long term care and support (LTCS) to move to these funding models, as well as their service providers.

This project will help persons who receive long term care and support to actively participate in organising their own support. They will be able to do this based on their will, preferences and individual needs. This will lead to improvements in

  • their general health & well-being,
  • personal dignity,
  • control of their lives
  • and the freedom of making choices.

Service providers will have to adapt and personalize their services to meet the individual needs of service users and public authorities will implement a radical funding model which will respond to the evolving needs and challenges in long-term care and support.

Find out more at:

www.unicproject.eu

People

Simon Duffy

Simon Duffy

Director

Library

A New Way Home

A New Way Home

Frances Brown and John Dalrymple provide practical guidance on a personalised approach to leaving institutions.

Self-Directed Support: Your Choice, Your Right

Self-Directed Support: Your Choice

John Dalrymple, Donald Macaskill and Henry Simmons explore the development of self-directed support in Scotland and argue that there needs to be a greater commitment to the core human rights at stake.

Self-Directed Support in Finland

Self-Directed Support in Finland

This research report from Finland shows the success of personal budgets in improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Self-Directed Support is a Scottish Innovation

SDS is a Scottish Innovation

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

The Flexibility of Self-Directed Support

The Flexibility of Self-Directed Support

Simon Duffy, Pat Stack and Peter Gay report on the outcomes of a one day conference organised by the London Self-Directed Support Forum on the topic of flexibility.

Lobbying for Self-Directed Support

Lobbying for Self-Directed Support

Simon Duffy describes some of the strategies that can be used to shift systems towards the use of self-directed support.

Self-Directed Support

Self-Directed Support

This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.