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Personalisation & Employment IPPR Seminar on Personalising Welfare Dr Simon Duffy Centre for Welfare Reform 21st October 2009 www.centreforwelfarereform.org.

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1 Personalisation & Employment IPPR Seminar on Personalising Welfare Dr Simon Duffy Centre for Welfare Reform 21st October 2009

2 Context Direct Payments Personal Budgets Resource Allocation Systems Conditionality Self-Directed Support Community-based Support Efficiency Rationale Welfare Reform Key Issues

3 Context in Social Care A history of institutional care and powerlessness Growth of Independent Living movement (1960s) Slow policy shifts 1996 Direct Payments Act

4 Direct Payments Offers input efficiencies - not process/outcome efficiencies DPs and IPs - chosen by c. 50% Does not explain greater efficiencies of Personal Budgets

5 Personal Budgets

6 Resource Allocation Systems Resource Allocation Systems are rules-based systems for allocating funds Radically simplify criteria and enable funding integration Indicative quality of budget allows for fine-tuning

7 Conditionality Conditionality offers a way of increasing engagement of citizens Outcome vs Process conditionality Change of management vs penalty

8 Self-Directed Support

9 Community-based support Independent brokerage is the least effective and efficient form of support. Other forms of support have differential impact on different groups - but support from family & friends always correlates with greater improvements in outcomes Sophistication of this message is not getting through - risk of explosion in wasteful support

10 Efficiency in Pull Economics Focusing paid support where its really valued Purchasing non-standard services Integrating paid and unpaid support - tackling disincentives Increased community activity More careful spending

11 Underpinning rationale

12 Welfare Reform


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