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Are social care personal budgets working?

In Control's Chief Executive, Julie Stansfield is one of two social care experts featured on Guardian online and in tomorrow's Guardian. Julie argues the case for personal budgets, citing poor delivery in some places for being the root cause of any failings. The article references the Individual Service Funds for Homecare report, published this month by In Control and Helen Sanderson Associates and findings from the National Personal Budgets Survey, which clearly show that even those people receiving managed personal budgets achieved positive outcomes overall .

Peter Beresford, professor of social policy at Brunel University and chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national disabled people's and service users' organisation and network has a different opinion and is calling on the government to change direction.

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Last Updated : 29 May 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.