Buying things together: a review of the up2us approach – supporting people to pool budgets to buy the support they want

Buying things together: a review of the up2us approach – supporting people to pool budgets to buy the support they want
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Stephens, Lucie; Michaelson, Juliet
Publisher
New Economics Foundation
Date of publication
1 May 2013
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The call for personalisation has grown over two decades and has survived changes in government. The central idea is that personalisation will mean services are provided in ways that empower individuals and enable them to take more control over their care and support. It is intended to put people at the heart of services, to enable them to have greater choice over what services they receive and when, and to give them greater control in deciding how to direct their care and support. This requires services to be individually tailored to support each person’s circumstances. This report investigates personalisation in housing care and support. Six pilots ran for three years in Barking & Dagenham, Kensington & Chelsea, Kent, Knowsley, Norfolk, and Oxfordshire. Each pilot aimed to develop and test ways of bringing people together to pool money in order to buy the care and support that they want.

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