Personal budgets

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

NDTi has conducted some new research to find out more about the use of Personal Budgets (PBs) for employment support. The research explored two questions: 1. To what extent are people using PBs to purchase support into paid work? 2. What factors encourage and discourage the use of PBs to help people gain or retain a job?

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the interim report into the Jobs First initiative; a pilot where seven sites tested the purchasing of specialist employment support using personal budgets.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

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.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance

This rough guide to personalisation is published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and gives a thorough overview of personalisation and connected issues.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supply chain contracting, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance, Report

Published jointly with the British Institute of Learning Disabilites (BILD), this guide sets out what the key issues around personalisation and supported employment are, particularly for people with a learning disability and people with autism. It describes the supported employment model and current funding streams that can be used. The guide explores some of the challenges for jobseekers and for supported employment providers and how these might be overcome. The booklet costs £4 and is available from the BILD bookstore.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Personalisation, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This paper presents the range of funding streams that people with learning disabilities known to social care services may use as an Individual Budget to pay for employment support. The briefing highlights issues and barriers, outlines what agencies need to have in place in order to use Individual Budgets for employment, and describes how a supported employment service can be costed for use by individuals.

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