Right to Control evaluation

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DWP has published the evaluation of the Right to Control initiative. Right to Control, a new rights-based approach to support and services for disabled people, was started in 2010 . It brings together a wide range of cross- government funding streams, namely Access to Work, Adult Social Care, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), the Independent Living Fund (ILF), Supporting People and Work Choice, with a view to streamlining the customer experience across these funding streams.

It was anticipated that disabled people eligible for the Right to Control would also be offered greater choice and control over the support they receive to go about their daily lives, as well as the option to take a direct payment and arrange their own support.

The initiative was piloted in seven areas, known as Trailblazers. These are Barnet, Essex, Leicester, the Manchester Area Partnership, Newham, Sheffield and Barnsley, and parts of Surrey.

This is a summary of the evaluation of the Right to Control Trailblazers, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI, Bryson Purdon Social Research and Matrix Knowledge on behalf of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI).