How to Create More Choice & Control

Oct 20, 2023

Self Directed Support gives people more choice about how their assessed needs are met.

Self Directed Support is a flexible way of funding social care support. It gives people more choice about how their assessed needs are met. A managed budget allows people to stay in control of money they are given to meet their care and support needs without having to manage the money – this is done by a third party.

Over the past year we have been supported by IMPACT to explore how we can make managed budgets happen. The 13th October saw a gathering of people with an interest in moving this forward. Many of those at the event were decision makers and our aim was to leave them with practical action plans to build upon.


Event Summary Report (Easy Read)

Event Summary Report

IMPACT’s Choice and Control UK Network – Key Learning


Why is Choice & Control a Health Priority – Nigel Chambers, Head of Learning Disability, DoH – Learning Disability Unit

Individual Service Funds – Making it Happen – Jacqui Hendra, Social Care Assessor, DCC England

Reflections from Scotland’s Journey – Pauline Lunn, Director, In Control Scotland

Individual Service Funds (Managed Budgets) in England – Chris Watson, Founder, Self-Directed Futures

IMPACT Presentation – IMPACT Team

Please see the report and presentations form the day below:

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