The impact of individual budgets on the targeting of support: findings from a national evaluation of pilot projects in England

Karen Jones, Ann Netten, Jose-Luis Fernandez, Martin Knapp, David Challis, Caroline Glendinning, Sally Jacobs, Jill Manthorpe, Nicola Elizabeth Moran, Martin Stevens, Mark Robson Wilberforce

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Individual or personal budgets are part of a growing international trend to encourage greater choice and control over social care services at a time of financial austerity. The authors' evaluation of individual budgets found that levels of allocated resources reflected a range of factors, including informal or carer support and disability levels. Furthermore, individual budgets were found to be cost-neutral compared with conventional social care delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-424
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • Individual Budgets
  • Social Services
  • personalisation
  • ill/disabled adults
  • older people
  • services

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