February 12, 2013 in News Stories
We came across an interesting piece this week where two social care experts have very different opinions on personal budgets, which allow individuals to decide how to spend their social care money.
You can read the full article here.
February 6, 2013 in News Stories
At its heart personal budgets are an initiative the voluntary sector embraces. How can we not? Giving vulnerable people real control over how their support is provided is a great thing. Allowing individuals to express their wishes, aspirations and needs and giving them choice should eventually make the lives they lead better.
Service users are told in this article they are ineligible to receive a personal budget and that has made the initiative fraught with issues.
January 31, 2013 in News Stories
Accessing effective, ongoing support is a real struggle for many adoptive families. So, do the government’s proposals for personalised adoption support budgets offer a glimmer of hope? Adoptive mother-of-two Sally Donovan investigates in this article we saw today, you can read it in full here