This set of pages has links to documents and publications of interest to the Staying in Control learning community.

You can also find resources and materials related to issues surrounding mental health, self-directed support and personalisation.

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Personal Health Budgets 2018: What every voluntary, community and social enterprise needs to know  - Last Updated : 19 February 2018

Personal health budgets are being offered to people to help them take charge of their healthcare and choose new kinds of support that are the best fit with their lives. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector could and should ...

Personal health budget questionnaire - baseline individual.pdf  - Last Updated : 30 April 2013

Staying In Control evaluation baseline questionnaire for individuals

Personal health budget questionnaire - follow up individual.pdf  - Last Updated : 30 April 2013

Staying In Control evaluation follow-up questionnaire for individuals.

Personal health budget questionnaire - carers.pdf  - Last Updated : 30 April 2013

Staying In Control evaluation questionnaire for carers

Personal health budget questionnaire - health staff.pdf  - Last Updated : 30 April 2013

Staying In Control evaluation health staff questionnaire

PHBs: a new way of accessing complementary therapies?  - Last Updated : 28 February 2011

This paper, written by Jim Rogers, examines some of the arguments for allowing personal health budgets to access complementary and alternative therapies and medicines (CAM) and highlights some of the potential objections and obstacles to this.

Direct payments carers uk.pdf  - Last Updated : 12 February 2011

A document from Carers UK describing the benefits for families of direct payments.

The Planning Tree - Self Direction in Health  - Last Updated : 12 February 2011

If we are to take forward a meaningful and sustainable change in the way individuals relate to the health service, it will be essential to have people on board who have experience of being patients. They can help us drive forward this evolution, ...

Direct payments: the future now  - Last Updated : 12 February 2011

Robert Murray-Neill et al., 2008

'Active Patient: The case for self-direciton in healthcare'  - Last Updated : 09 February 2011

New policy paper, written by Vidhya Alakeson, arguing that individual budgets can create a more patient-centred and integrated health and social care system.

Last Updated : 17 January 2011. Page Author: Paul Ferguson.