Transfer of mental health social workers to NHS ‘hampering’ personalisation

April 16, 2013 in News Stories

A study has found that poor joint working and clash between medical and social models of mental health also among factors that are delaying personal budgets delivery in parts of the country. Research has revealed that the implementation of personal budgets in mental health has been “hampered” in some areas by the transfer of mental health social workers from local authorities into NHS teams.

You can read the full article by Andy McNicoll here.

Are social care personal budgets working?

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.

Understanding and getting the most out of personal budgets

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.