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ISFs in Action

Author: Sian Hoolahan

Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

This report describes one of the most important and ground-breaking initiatives in the development of personalisation in adult social care. By working in partnership a service provider, Choice Support, and a local authority, Southwark Council have:

  • Broken down a large block contract for 83 people into individual budgets
  • Created Individual Service Funds (ISFs) for more flexible services
  • Begun creating better and more empowering services for those they serve
  • Developed a more dynamic and respectful relationship between a service provider and commissioner

This report is the first of three short research reports outlining progress and describing the steps necessary to make the changes.

Read and download the free pdf in your browser here.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

ISFs in Action © Sian Hoolahan 2012.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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Individual Service Fund (ISF)

Individual Service Fund (ISF)

An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.

Individual Service Fund (ISF)

Individual Service Fund (ISF)

An Individual Service Fund is a mechanism for controlling an individual budget using an organisation.

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

Using an Individual Service Fund (ISF)

How one family used an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to improve care and support for their boys with complex needs.

Helping Providers to Change

Helping Providers to Change

This is a book by Self Direct that focuses on the work necessary to help service providers change and to develop more personalised forms of support.

Personalised Support

Personalised Support

A report describing how to provide support to people with the most complex needs or challenging behaviour drawing on the work of Partners for Inclusion.

Better Nights

Better Nights

An evaluation of a Choice Support initiative to improve night-time support for people with learning disabilities as services are personalised by the use of an ISF.

ISFs are a Simple Innovation

ISFs are a Simple Innovation

Simon Duffy explains what an Individual Service Fund is, why it it is useful and what a simple innovation it is.

Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

Researchers Animate discover that Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Inclusion have had a positive impact on people's lives.

Self-Directed Support is a Scottish Innovation

SDS is a Scottish Innovation

Simon Duffy explores the Scottish roots of SDS or self-directed support.

Better Lives

Better Lives

An Evaluation of the Choice Support Personalisation Programme for Adults with Learning Difficulties in Southwark.