East End social services plan personal budgets’ for adult care
A RADICAL transformation of adult social care in London’s East End is under way to give those in need a personal budget.’ It means they get “as little or as much help” from social services as they need to buy’ personalised support
A RADICAL transformation of adult social care in London’s East End is under way to give those in need a personal budget.’
It means they get “as little or as much help” from Tower Hamlets social services as they need to buy’ personalised support that’s suited to them.
“This puts residents in the driving seat,” explained Dr Anwara Ali, the local authority’s Lead member for adult welfare services. “It’s to give people the chance to take control of their own lives.”
The social care reorganisation involves the council working with community groups, NHS Tower Hamlets, private companies and voluntary organisations.
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The changes are part of a national programme for transforming adult social care by 2011 which aims to “put people at the centre” when making choices about their care and support.
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