In Control, Lancaster University and Think Local Act
Personal have published the findings of the third
personal outcomes evaluation tool (POET)of over 500 personal
health budget holders and carers.
The purpose of the Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool
(POET) survey 2015 for Personal Health Budget Holders and Family
Carers is to provide insight into the experiences of personal
health budget holders and their families. The survey also shows the
impact having control over the budget has on their
The findings of POET can be used by NHS and local
authorities to assess the effectiveness of their delivery methods
and to identify priorities for improving the process.
Altogether, 302 personal health budget holders from 31
different areas across the country and 247 carers from 37 different
areas completed the survey.
The results were largely positive, with over 80% of
personal health budget holders stating that their budget has had a
positive impact on their quality of life, independence and the way
they arrange support.
The report is published by TLAP, In Control and Lancaster