Why should individuals make spending choices about their health and social care?

Dr Catherine Needham, Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, asks the question: “The Boundaries of Budgets: why should individuals make spending choices about their health and social care?” in a report recently published online by the Centre for Health and the Public Interest.

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Catherine Needham, Senior LecturerCatherine Needham is a Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, developing research around public service reform and policy innovation. Her recent work has focused on co-production and personalisation, examining how those approaches are interpreted and applied in frontline practice, with a particular interest in social care. Her most recent book was published by the Policy Press in 2011 entitled, Personalising Public Services: Understanding the Personalisation Agenda.