Evaluation of the Individual Budgets Pilot Programme: Final Report

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


  • C Glendinning
  • D Challis
  • J Fernez
  • S Jacobs
  • K Jones
  • M Knapp
  • J Manthorpe
  • N Moran
  • A Netten
  • M Stevens
  • M Wilberforce


Publication details

DatePublished - 2008
Number of pages304
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781871713640


Individual budgets (IBs) were piloted as a new way of providing support for older and disabled adults and people with mental health problems eligible for publicly funded social care.

The Department of Health set up IB pilot projects in 13 English local authorities, running from November 2005 to December 2007, and commissioned a national evaluation.

This evaluation is the first robust UK study of the implementation and impact of personalisation approaches in social care.

    Research areas

  • funding issues, ill/disabled adults, older people, social care services issues


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