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Personalisation-Adult Social Care

What is Personalisation?

Bedford Borough Council is committed to ‘Putting People First’.  This is the Government’s vision for the future direction of adult social care. 

 

Personalisation means making the support you receive personal to you. 

 

At Bedford Borough Council Adult Services, all people who receive social services support have their needs assessed.  This is to ensure they are eligible for services in line with the Department for Health fair access to care eligibility policy. 

 

With personalised services you will:

  • Be offered a Personal Budget, following an assessment of need, to buy your own care and support;
  • Be able to buy services that fit your specific needs, agreed outcomes, preferences and circumstances within the budget;
  • Have greater control, choice and flexibility in your life;
  • Be more involved in helping us develop and shape local services. 

 

What is Self Directed Support?

Self Directed Support is the term used to describe how people are able to design the support or care arrangements that best suite their specific needs.  It puts people at the centre of the planning process and recognised that they are best placed to understand their own needs and how to meet them.

 

Through self-directed support people will be able to direct and control how the money available to meet their support needs is spent.

For more information download our leaflet  “Putting People First – Self Directed Support explained.”

 

More information on our adult social care services and the national transforming adult social care programme can be found at:

Adult Services information leaflets

Direct Payments

Personal Budgets

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