This toolkit is published alongside a companion paper: Individual Service
Funds for Homecare, which offers advice on moving forward
from the traditional model of 'time and task' within the
constraints faced by commissioners and providers.
The development of both the paper and the toolkit was sponsored
and supported by Mears Care Limited and the United Kingdom Homecare
Association (UKHCA). Two local authorities were partners in the
project - Wirral Borough Council and Lancashire County Council.
This project was initiated to help people to make progress in
one of the most challenging areas of adult social care to truly
personalise - homecare. Following discussions about
practically helpful approaches, a stakeholder group of
representatives of people receiving, commissioning and providing
support, has come together with In Control and Helen Sanderson
Associates to explore the specific opportunities presented by
Individual Service Funds.