Think Local Act Personal Partnership: Getting Better Outcomes for Older People using personal budgets
Getting Better Outcomes for Older People using personal budgets
This report collates research from across the sector to show that older people do experience positive benefits from having a personal budget, although these are not as marked as for other groups. It draws on recent work by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) to highlight what does and doesn’t work well for older people using personal budgets, recommends what can be done to improve practice and includes case studies from councils across England that are working to improve personal budget delivery. Better process for accessing and using personal budgets is strongly associated with better outcomes for people, so the report recommends that anything councils can do to improve their personal budgets processes is likely to be of benefit to older people. It follows on from earlier work by TLAP and ADASS (association of directors of adult social services in England) in 2013 on reviewing progress with personal budgets for older people.
Source: Think Local Act Personal Partnership, March 5, 2015