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Essex study into personal budgets finds encouraging results  - Created : 31 October 2013

A 3-year research project in Essex on the impact of personal budgets found they almost always contributed to a positive experience.

New Paper: Introducing personal budgets for children, young people and families  - Created : 22 October 2013

In Control and SQW, at the request of the SEND Pathfinder sites has produced a new report, Support and Aspiration: Introducing Personal Budgets which aims to provide a clear framework upon which to develop local plans and implement personal budge...

Tell us once: Simplifying EHC assessment and allocation systems  - Created : 22 October 2013

In a new discussion paper, 'Tell us once', In Control explores the issue of how often families, carers and those needing support have to repeat their 'stories' in order to navigate the current system.

Fight the Power? Personalisation and Power in England  - Created : 14 October 2013

Read our latest post from guest blogger Professor Chris Hatton from Lancaster University.

Right to have a personal health budget by October 2014  - Created : 10 October 2013

Norman Lamb, the Minister of State, Department of Health has announced that from October 2014, people will have the right to have a personal health budget.

In Control welcomes draft DfE Code for SEND  - Created : 04 October 2013

The Department for Education has today (4th October) published its Draft Code for Special Education Needs and Disability. In Control welcomes its publication and we will be formulating a more detailed response in the coming weeks with families and...

Recording of SEND webinar available  - Created : 02 October 2013

A recording of our webinar with Wigan Council - one of the Department for Education's (DfE) pathfinder sites is now available. A copy of the presentation slides can also be downloaded below.

ECCA and NCA to merge into new body Care England  - Created : 30 September 2013

Early August saw the announcement that English Community Care Association (ECCA) and National Care Association (NCA) intend to merge from 1st January 2014 into a new body called Care England.

People2People achieving good results with new social work model  - Created : 30 September 2013

A recent study undertaken by personalisation consultancy Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA), shows good results are being achieved through an approach to short-term social work support that gives practitioners much more discretion and focuses on peo...

Councils working to reduce red tape  - Created : 24 September 2013

Last week Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) launched online materials showing how 22 councils are working to reduce the red tape around accessing personal budgets for people's care and support.

Last Updated : 22 May 2013. Page Author: Pam Schreier.