Making self-directed support work for everyone
Self Directed Futures leads the Centre's work on Self-Directed Support in England and Wales. The team provide consultancy, research and training to lead the development of new thinking on commissioning and the use of Individual Service Funds (ISFs).
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Chris Watson briefly outlines some of the main legal features of an Individual Service Fund (ISF) and explores how community hubs or micro-enterprises might use them.
This guide offers a commissioner's perspective on how to implement Individual Service Funds and widen self-directed support beyond Direct Payments.
Self-Directed Futures has been working alongside colleagues from Bristol City Council (BCC) commissioning team to develop their Individual Service Fund offer.
Dorset have established a ground-breaking commissioning strategy enabling people with learning disabilities & mental health problems to manage their personal budgets.
Chris Watson describes how using individual service funds can lead to new ways of supporting people in their own communities.
This guide from Skills for Care was developed over several months by the South West Individual Service Fund Network and several Fellows of the Centre for Welfare Reform.
This Easy Read guide explains how Individual Service Funds (ISFs) let people manage a personal budget without needing to use direct payments.
An easy read guide to Individual Service Funds or ISFs. A great way to manage your support.
This Individual Service Fund (ISF) Agreement describes the contract between the person and the community service that they choose to manage their budget.
Chris Watson of Self Directed Futures and Gary Kent of New Key and Jacqui Hendra of Devon County Council on ISFs.
The first webinar from the SDS network covered the issues of how countries were responding to the COVID-19 crisis, what the crisis can teach us about changes we need for the future and how this may impact the development of self-directed support.