This webinar focuses on an important innovation - Individual Service Funds. This is a way in which people can have a personal budget but can choose a person or organisation to manage that budget with them. This helps people get better, more flexible and more focused support.
In this webinar Chris Watson, an expert in commissioning, Gary Kent, who runs New Key, a small community support organisation and Jacqui Hendra describe how Individual Service Funds (ISFs) work in practice.
If you want to find out more about ISFs please contact Chris Watson.
Slides from Chris Watson:
Slides from Gary Kent and Jacqui Hendra:
The webinar was recorded on 12th June 2020.
Simon Duffy explores the Scottish roots of SDS or self-directed support.
Joe Powell All Wales People First and Bob Rhodes LivesthroughFriends explain how people build good lives and the limits to social services.
A practical guide to leaving institutional care and returning to your community.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
This guide offers a commissioner's perspective on how to implement Individual Service Funds and widen self-directed support beyond Direct Payments.
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds (ISFs) to provide personalised support.
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