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Evaluation of the Individual Budgets Pilot Programme: Final Report
This evaluation is the first robust UK study of the implementation and impact of personalisation approaches in social care. Expand
New kinds of care, new kinds of relationships: how purchasing services affects relationships in giving and receiving personal assistance.
It is shown that direct payments can enable disabled people to purchase a much wider range of flexible help, better continuity, greater control and an enhanced quality of life, compared with conventional services. Expand
Personalisation through Individual Budgets: Does It Work and for Whom?
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 moreExpand
Bridging the gap: using direct payments to purchase integrated care.
It is concluded that health purchasers may need to consider contributing to Direct Payments in acknowledgement of the health care which such schemes are currently providing. Expand
Culture in community pharmacy organisations: what can we glean from the literature?
There exists a range of evidence describing aspects of organisational culture, some of the environmental and organisational factors helping to shape it, and its impact on the pharmacy workforce, services delivered and business outcomes. Expand
Assessing the Role of Increasing Choice in English Social Care Services
Abstract This article aims to explore the concept of choice in public service policy in England, illustrated through findings of the Individual Budgets (IB) evaluation. The evaluation tested theExpand
Older people's experiences of cash-for-care schemes: evidence from the English Individual Budget pilot projects
ABSTRACT Cash-for-care schemes offering cash payments in place of conventional social services are becoming commonplace in developed welfare states; however, there is little evidence about the impactExpand
Safeguarding and System Change: Early Perceptions of the Implications for Adult Protection Services of the English Individual Budgets Pilots—A Qualitative Study
Cash for care or consumer-directed services are increasing in scope and size in Europe and North America. The English Department of Health initiated a pilot form of personalised support for adultsExpand