National best practice approach for local authorities to estimate personal budgets

England faces rising citizen demand, needs, and expectations at a time of severe spending and resource constraints. The imperative for local authorities to fully exploit the potential of modern digital tools and approaches to improve delivery and save money has never been greater.

This paper examines Personal Budgets (PBs) and Independent Personal Budgets (IPBs) in adult social care. It also sets out a high-level case for investing in a well-structured and comprehensive resource allocation system to enable local government to maximise the citizen benefits and efficiencies that can be generated from a fair, accurate, consistent, and defensible needs-led approach to allocating estimated personal budgets.

Download the paper to learn:

  • Today's resource allocation reality and the effect of social care reform delays.
  • The need for self-assessment and efficiency.
  • Commonly shared challenges amongst local authorities when calculating estimated budgets.
  • An essential 7-step framework when considering the purchase and/or build of a resource allocation system (RAS).
  • Several case studies from local authorities and an analysis of the processes they implemented to ensure that their budgets are both sustainable and allocated fairly, equitably, and consistently.

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