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Personalisation through Individual Budgets: does it work and for whom?

Netten, Ann, Jones, Karen C., Knapp, Martin R J., Fernández, José-Luis, Challis, David J., Glendinning, Caroline, Jacobs, Sally, Moran, Nicola, Stevens, Martin, Wilberforce, Mark, and others. (2012) Personalisation through Individual Budgets: does it work and for whom? British Journal of Social Work, 42 (8). pp. 1556-1573. ISSN 0045-3102. (doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcr159) (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)

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Abstract

In England, ‘personal budgets’ are being implemented at a time of financial austerity. They are part of a growing trend internationally to give users of publicly funded social care and support more choice and control. In the individual budgets' (IB) pilot, people were allocated and had control over the way their IB was managed and spent, offering the opportunity to explore the potential of IBs to deliver better outcomes for people than conventional services and support. We describe the way we measured outcomes, the effects we found and how they varied between and within service user groups. For some groups, there were clear benefits from IBs. However, it should not be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and, in taking personal budgets forward, it is important to consider how best to address the particular challenges for older people, effects on social work practice and resource implications if the potential benefits are to be achieved. Social workers may find themselves implementing a policy with considerable potential, but which may prove very difficult to achieve in the current financial climate.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr159
Uncontrolled keywords: Outcomes of social care, personal budgets, personalisation, social work role
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34485 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Netten, Ann: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-8523
Jones, Karen C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0851-8341
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