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Why are personal budgets and personal health budgets so poorly implented in the Mental Health sphere and practical issues and solutions

Think Local Act Personal have published two new blogs on their website this week to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

In the first of these blogs Lead for Self-directed Support and Personal Budgets Tim Gollins looks at Mental Health: Personalisation is about wellbeing and not necessarily services.

“Why are personal budgets and personal health budgets still so poorly implemented in the Mental Health sphere?

It is perplexing to think that out of all the groups of people with health and social care needs, the people who can potentially benefit most from the choice and control personal budgets can generate are the group of people persistently most excluded from this opportunity.”

The second blog by Mental Health Lead for Helen Sanderson Associates Rob Michael-Phillips, looks at practical issues and solutions.

“At the most basic level the solution is simple – we can start by building in simple but highly effective person-centred practices into our core processes.”

Please click here to read Tim’s blog, and click here to read Rob’s blog.

Posted on 13th October 2015 in Reports and articles