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Parent/carer views on personal health budgets for disabled children who use rehabilitation therapy services

Hutton, Eve, King, Annette (2017) Parent/carer views on personal health budgets for disabled children who use rehabilitation therapy services. Disability & Society, 33 (2). pp. 254-271. ISSN 0968-7599. (doi:10.1080/09687599.2017.1398636) (KAR id:65866)

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Abstract

Personalised budgets are promoted as the person-centred alternative to generically provided services. Nine parents/carers of disabled children (aged 18 years or younger) who accessed at least two rehabilitation therapy services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy) were recruited from one region in England. Focus group / interviews explored their views on the proposed introduction of personalised budgets. Parents and carers viewed a personal health budget with caution and perceived benefits were tempered by their experiences of current provision. Concerns were raised about entitlement and how a personal budget would work in practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1398636
Uncontrolled keywords: Personal health budget, disabled children, rehabilitation therapy, parent, carer
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 16:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65866 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
King, Annette: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0474-3819
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