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Personalisation and partnership: competing objectives in English adult social care? The Individual Budget Pilot Projects and the NHS

Glendinning, Caroline, Moran, Nicola, Challis, David J., Fernández, José-Luis, Jacobs, Sally, Jones, Karen C., Knapp, Martin R J., Manthorpe, Jill, Netten, Ann, Stevens, Martin, and others. (2011) Personalisation and partnership: competing objectives in English adult social care? The Individual Budget Pilot Projects and the NHS. Social Policy and Society, 10 (2). pp. 151-162. ISSN 1474-7464. (doi:10.1017/S1474746410000503) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:32426)

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Abstract

As in other countries, improving collaboration between health and social care services is a long-established objective of English social policy. A more recent priority has been the personalisation of social care for adults and older people through the introduction of individualised funding arrangements. Individual budgets (IBs) were piloted in 13 English local authorities from 2005 to 2007, but they explicitly excluded NHS resources and services. This article draws on interviews with lead officers responsible for implementing IBs. It shows how the contexts of local collaboration created problems for the implementation of the personalisation pilots, jeopardised inter-sectoral relationships and threatened some of the collaborative arrangements that had developed over the previous decade. Personal budgets for some health services have subsequently also been piloted. These will need to build upon the experiences of the social care IB pilots, so that policy objectives of personalisation do not undermine previous collaborative achievements.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1474746410000503
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Jane Dennett
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 15:26 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jones, Karen C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0851-8341
Netten, Ann: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-8523
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