Posted on Friday 29th January 2010
HSMC has recently launched a new policy paper entitled Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services.
The paper written by Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, John Waters, of In Control and HSMC's Professor Jon Glasby, introduces the concept of personal budgets as 'Conditional Resource Entitlements' (CREs) - a means of targeting resources towards those who are eligible, but with specific conditions attached. The authors suggest personal budgets, if framed as a form of CRE, can form part of a wider strategy for welfare reform which places emphasis on promoting citizenship and personal responsibility.
HSMC Policy Paper 3: Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services (pdf; opens in new window)