Evaluation of Direct Payments in Residential Care Trailblazers

Summary In 2012, the Department of Health (DH) decided to test the extension of direct payments from community care to residential care. It invited councils to express interest in becoming pilot sites for direct payments in residential care and selected 20 pilot sites. In late 2013, DH commissioned the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) toContinue reading “Evaluation of Direct Payments in
Residential Care Trailblazers”

Is it time for timidity or for ambition on support for younger disabled people?

Authors of our lives  February 19th 2018 It’s 13 years since the UK government adopted the promotion of independent living as official policy and committed to developing an system of integrated individual budgets, underpinned by support for a national network of disabled people’s user led organisations (DPULOs). The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit report ‘Improving theContinue reading “Is it time for timidity or for ambition on support for younger disabled people?”