Thursday 28 October 2010
ON Thursday 28th October the Audit Commission published it’s report on the progress of the implementation of personal budgets in adult social care and considers the financial management and governance implications for councils.
It reviews the approaches to transition from providing services to providing personal budgets, the choices for allocating money, and how councils can plan for the financial implications. It also considers changes in social care commissioning and the governance arrangements needed for personal budgets.
It is aimed at finance staff and staff in adult social care departments interested in personal budgets. The report includes a self-assessment checklist to help councils review progress in implementing personal budgets and identify areas for improvement
A number of news agencies, including the BBC, reported on this.
Choosemycare.com was inspired by the opportunities available to people who receive personal budgets and to help give people on personal budgets both the information they need to make use of their budgets but also to give them the widest possible choice in how they use their budgets to meet their care and support needs. Similarly, we aim to help people who do not qualify for council funded care.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be contacting all Council’s with responsibility for providing Social Care services to make them aware of us and how we can help them.