Useful resources

We have collated a number of resources which we feel are beneficial to children's services taking forward self-directed support. If there are resources that you would like to share on these pages, please contact communications.

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Funding for Personal Budgets  - Last Updated : 03 October 2016

The challenges of identifying funding for personal budgets for children, young people and their families.

Henry's Personal Budget  - Last Updated : 18 May 2016

Hear all about Henry's personal budget and the difference it has made to his life...

'Me, My Family, My Home, My Friends, and My Life' Report  - Last Updated : 18 May 2016

Me My Family My Home is ambitious. It seeks to make significant improvements to the lives and support received by children, young people and their families, moving to a single 'whole life, whole family' approach.

Development and use of POET for children and young people with SEND report Spring 2015  - Last Updated : 18 May 2016

In Control publishes a report with Lancaster University using the Personal Outcome Evaluation Tool (POET) to measure the impact of education, health and care plans for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities. The re...

Measuring the outcomes of EHC plans and personal budgets Summer 2014  - Last Updated : 18 May 2016

Parents and young people themselves should be at the heart of checking and improving Education Health and Care Plans (EHC) and personal budgets under the SEND reforms according to a the report we published in the summer.

Resource Allocation Systems (RAS)  - Last Updated : 16 May 2016

In Control has a library of examples of practice and associated papers covering approaches to the allocation of personal budgets. Some of these are available to download below, including In Control's simple and straightforward 'Understanding the...

Making it Personal  - Last Updated : 16 May 2016

Making it Personal is a project funded by the Department for Education (DfE) whch aims to provide support and advice about personalisation and personal budgets to parents and carers of disabled children and young people and commissioners.

Joint Commissioning  - Last Updated : 16 May 2016

Joint commissioning is the process for deciding how to use the total resources available for families in order to improve outcomes in the most efficient effective, equitable and sustainable way.

Health  - Last Updated : 16 May 2016

People who are already receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare will also have a right to ask for a personal health budget from April 2014. Clinical Commissioning Groups will also be able to offer personal health budgets to others that they feel may b...

Evaluation / case studies  - Last Updated : 16 May 2016

Below are case studies of In Control's work with some of its members. More best practice and evaluation information is available for members of the In Control's Children's Programme in the Member Zone.

Last Updated : 03 October 2016. Page Author: philippa.barker.