Our free webinar on 14 March 2012 at 2pm to 2.45pm is now fully
Presented by Vidhya Alakeson and Colin Royle
Space for this online event is limited and is available on a
Reserve your seat here
This webinar will give participants an excellent overview of
personal health budgets and will include:
• What a personal health budget is
• Its purpose
• How it differs from a social care personal
• The DH pilot programme and roll out in
• The basic steps in the implementation
• Examples of how personal health budgets are
During the session, attendees will also have the opportunity to
hear firsthand the difference a personal health budget can make to
someone's life. Colin Royle will talk about his father's experience
of having a personal health budget. Malcolm was diagnosed with an
extremely rare form of dementia in 2008 and in 2009 he received a
personal health budget. Since receiving the budget Malcolm's
medication has halved in the past year, he no longer requires
support from a consultant or care manager and he has been able to
stay in his own home.
After the session there will be an opportunity to ask
About Vidhya Alakeson
Vidhya Alakeson is the Director of Research and Strategy at the
Resolution Foundation, an independent policy and research
organisation. Vidhya also works part time as a consultant focusing
on a range of policy and implementation projects related to mental
health, personalisation in public services and personal health
budgets. She currently co-leads for In Control the national
learning set for personal health budgets for mental health
supported by the Department of Health and the NHS Confederation.
She writes and presents regularly on personalisation and personal
Vidhya returned to the UK in 2010 having worked for three and a
half years at the US Department of Health and Human Services in
Washington DC working on behavioural health. Prior to moving to the
US, Vidhya worked for the UK government, following several years
working in think tanks.
Vidhya was educated at Oxford University and the London School of
Economics and was a 2006/7 Harkness Fellow in Healthcare
How to register
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register for a place.
Can't attend but want to find out more?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our health
pages to find out more about our personal health budgets
We regularly hold webinars through our Stay
Connected network. Details of forthcoming webinars available to
members can be found on this page.
All you need is a PC with internet access and either speakers and
a microphone, or a phone (there is the facility to connect to audio
either through your computer (VOIP) or via your phone.
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 server
Required: Mac OS x 10.5 or newer
Information on how to take part in our webinars can be found here