Thursday, 23 September 2010

Social care recipients to control their personal budgets

From the Guardian:

The government will tomorrow announce it is to give everyone who uses social care services control of their own budgets, enabling them to tailor the service. The Lib Dem minister for care, Paul Burstow, will announce the expansion of personal budgets in social care from November. He hopes it will demonstrate clear Liberal principles, allowing patients total autonomy, to the party faithfuls concerned at broader top down reforms of the NHS.  Read more here.