Meeting the challenges of personal health budgets
In Control provides the support and expertise you need to
implement NHS personal health budgets and self-directed support for
children and adults.
Since 2014, people who are eligible for continuing healthcare
have the right to have a personal budget; any person with a
long-term healthcare need can ask and NHS bodies have a duty to
consider any reasonable request for a personal health budget.
In Control pioneered the concept of personal budgets and
self-directed support and we are at the forefront of their
development in social care and other sectors, including the NHS.
Our specialist skills and knowledge can help your organisation to
meet government requirements, and to balance limited resources and
funding with the need to give individuals and families more choice
and control. We are the main strategic partner to NHS England and a
member of the advisory board for the development of personal health
budgets. This puts us in a strong position to provide you with the
support you need based on your stage of development.
What's on offer?
In Control builds on and enhances the national support offered
through NHS England and is for those sites wanting to drive
implementation further forward. We offer more individual and
practical support on a local level.
For example, we could provide modular training, facilitate
collaborative workshops geared towards each stage of
implementation, help you set out a new pathway, or provide on-site
dedicated support from our expert advisers who will attend meetings
and events or act as 'critical friends or mediators'.
Support is available through our Community of Change membership
of a 12 month programme, or as a package of bespoke support.
Whether you decide to become a member or commission bespoke
services, your organisation will benefit by:
- Fully understanding and appreciating the ethos of
self-directing health support, recognising the challenges of
implementation, including the legal and cultural context and
developing solutions to them.
- Learning how to involve individuals and families to develop
self-directed support to deliver real, sustainable outcomes with
- Using tried-and-tested ways to approach support/care planning
and finding ways to make best use of the local resources available,
including those from health professionals and within local
- Developing a sector-wide awareness of your work and the work of
your partners/ local community.
Membership of our 12-month Community of Change programme costs
£5,500 plus VAT. Full details about what this package includes can
be found in our Community of Change membership flyer, found at the
bottom of the page.
Examples of bespoke support include:
- Workshop days tailored to your stage of implementation
- Dedicated on-site support and/or critical friend role
- Mentoring for project leads
- Facilitation and development of co-production, peer networks
and family leadership
- Facilitation of local or regional support networks/action
- Independent evaluation using the well regarded and nationally
supported personal outcomes evaluation tool - POET ©
- Pathway and policy development
Bespoke support packages are based on our day rate of £750 plus
VAT. Discounts are available for longer-term or more in-depth
programmes of work.
"In Control is supporting us to deliver our pathway
for children with significant health needs and to create integrated
budgets incorporating health, social care and education. This is an
innovative piece of work and one that's very challenging so we're
pleased to have the expertise and knowledge from the health team at
In Control and for them to gently guide us through the process.
There's a wealth of very good support available at a national level
from NHS England but you can't underestimate the value of having
someone there, on the ground to assist on a local and practical
level. We're looking forward to seeing the outcomes of our work and
hopefully sharing some good practice with other members of the
Trudy Reynolds, Project Manager, Personal Health Budgets, Oxford
Health NHS Foundation Trust
To find out more…
Contact 0121 474 5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Community of Change Membership flyer
What else is on offer from In Control?
For more information about our other support programmes and
services, please visit What We Do.