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Individual budgets for families with disabled children

The personalisation of public services has been a consistent direction of policy over the last few years. This has been maintained by the Coalition Government, with the recent Green Paper including a clear expectation of increased choice and control for young people and families.

A series of pilots were commissioned to test whether the Individual Budgets (IB) concept and approach worked in practice, and to what extent the approach was cost-effective. This evidence in turn would help to inform any decision on rolling out of IBs.