This guide is intended for local use by those delivering personal health budgets and personal budgets in social care. It offers an overview of current learning about integrating personal budgets to support local policy and practice development.
The guide sets out the most common real and perceived barriers to personal budget integration as a series of myths. For each myth, a response explains the issue where necessary, refutes the myth where possible/appropriate, and presents a practical way forward. The myths were identified through consultation with pilot sites, the peer network and the Department of Health. The responses reflect current policy and practice, and draw on the collective knowledge and experience of pilot sites that have been engaged and consulted throughout the production of this guide.