We need support that helps us live as full citizens, respecting our individuality and our connections to family and community.
Keep the Flame Burning
A brilliant summary of the important insights of Terry Lynch into ageing.
Personalisation and the Social Care Revolution
This discussion paper provides an overview of personalisation in social care.
Being the Boss is Best
An article which describes the benefits of being your own boss.
A Healthy Choice? Direct Payments in the NHS
This article sets out the case for extending Direct Payments or other forms of self-directed support to the health care system.
Conditional Resource Entitlement
This is a way of understanding individual budgets, vouchers and other mechanism as part of a way of providing support while protecting personal autonomy.
Individual Service Fund (ISF)
An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.
Personalisation can be developed as system-wide innovation. However it requires changes at every point: lead professional, finance and contracting and commissioning.
Personalised Support is a system for designing and organising around the needs of the individual.
The Poverty Net is the interlocking mesh of taxes and benefits that enmesh people in poverty - damaging our incentives to earn, save, contribute and grow.
Plans should be personal - and they should integrate care, support, education or whatever else people need to plan for.
The process of shifting local systems over to a more personalised approach is complex and multi-layered.
Individual budgets can be managed by at least 6 different mechanisms, allowing people to take different levels of control.