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Further lessons from the continuing failure of the national strategy to deliver personal budgets and personalisation

Slasberg, C and Beresford, P and Schofield, P (2015) 'Further lessons from the continuing failure of the national strategy to deliver personal budgets and personalisation.' Research Policy and Planning, 31 (1). 43 - 53. ISSN 0264-519X

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Abstract

The Government continues to act on the basis that t he model of 'self-directed support' as devised by In Control is working and should be the basis of current and future social care and health strategy. They are sustained in this belief by national surveys of 'personal budget' holders which claim that personal budgets are improving outcomes for people. However, examination of the survey results shows this to be a potentially misleading assertion. It actually suggests that the opposite is more likely to be the case. Whilst political and sector leaders continue to declare their commitment to the model, the legislation has not actually supported it given the way the Care Act has been formulated. This offers the possibility of an alternative future for social work and social care services. However, it will require a refreshed understanding of the widely acknowledged shortcomings of the system that the In Control model had itself been created t o overcome, but which has failed to do.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: personal budgets, personalisation, POET, direct payments, evidence base
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:21
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18415

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