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.