The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) has
launched a survey to find out about the use of Personal Budgets in
organisations that provide employment support.
This is the first stage of a research project jointly funded by
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP), Remploy, In Control, Wolverhampton
City Council, Northamptonshire County Council and NDTi into the use
of social care personal budgets to support disabled people into
paid work, or to retain employment they already have.
Although one of the outcomes that people can use personal
budgets to achieve is getting or retaining paid work, evidence
suggests that personal budgets are not currently being
significantly used in this way. This suggests that individuals
could be missing out on support that they would like, and that
employment support organisations could be missing out on a
potential source of funding.
This research project aims to find out about the extent to which
personal budgets are being used for employment support, how they
are being used, and where they are not being used what the reasons
Providers of employment support can help us with research by
completing this survey:
Findings from the survey will be published on the NDTi website
in early 2014.
You can also find out more about NDTI by visiting http://www.ndti.org.uk