• Final Report of the Evaluation of the Self-Directed Support Pilot

      Eost-Telling, Charlotte; University of Chester
      In recent years personalisation and the individualisation of health and social care have become key drivers of change. The process was initiated by the previous Labour government, and the new Coalition government has sought to accelerate the shift through policy documents, continued consultation and practical guides [1-7]. Personalisation in learning and physical disability services is becoming well established, however mental health services have been slow to take up the agenda and offer Personal Budgets to service users. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), together with Pennine Health Care NHS Trust, are working to address this and implemented a pilot study to explore the possibilities for self directed support and Personal Budgets within Stockport mental health services.