Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems
SCIE media release: Integrating personal budgets for people with mental health problems
A different question: ‘What’s the matter with you?’ changes to ‘What matters to you?’
A new resource is launched today, supporting staff who are doing pioneering work with mental health personal budgets. In many parts of the country, health and social care organisations are putting people in control of their wellbeing through integrated personal budgets.
The new guide from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), developed with our colleagues in the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) partnership, says that creating a joined-up, integrated experience of health and social care services is vital to achieve good outcomes for people with mental health conditions. The guide has been written for professionals, charged with integrating personal budgets for adults of working age with mental health problems.
The guide gives an overview of the terminology and current policy background; it also examines the key areas that need to be tackled for integration to become a reality; and it makes recommendations for implementing integrated personal budgets in mental health.
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