Thursday, 17 November 2016

The false narrative about personal budgets in England: smoke and mirrors?

an article by Colin Slasberg (independent consultant, Harlow, UK) and Peter Beresford (University of Essex, Colchester and Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK) published in Disability & Society


Successive governments have supported ‘personal budgets’ as the route to transforming social care.

However, this article outlines how the evidence has been constructed in a way that creates a narrative about personal budgets which is misleading. It is a narrative that continues to dominate the national strategy.

The consequence is that the care system remains set in a dysfunctional, two-tier state. For the bottom tier, comprising over 90%, we argue there has not been, nor will there be under the current strategy, any transformation.

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