Evaluation of the individual budgets pilot programme: summary report: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Glendinning, Caroline; Challis, David; Fernandez, Jose-Luis
Publisher
SPRU
Date of publication
1 October 2008
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Disabled people, Mental health services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Individual budgets (IBs) were piloted as a new way of providing support for older and disabled adults and people with mental health problems eligible for publicly funded social care. The Department of Health set up IB pilot projects in 13 English local authorities, running from November 2005 to December 2007, and commissioned a national evaluation. This evaluation is the first robust UK study of the implementation and impact of personalisation approaches in social care.

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