What evidence is there for effective intervention?
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
The National evaluation of the Individual Budget pilots notes that -
Raising Expectations and Increasing Support (DWP, 2008) announced the government’s intention to introduce legislation to give disabled people the right to control certain public funds spent on their support.
National Service Framework (NSF) for Long Term Conditions (DH, 2005a) aims to transform the way health and social care services support people with long-term neurological conditions to live as independently as possible. It puts the people who have these conditions, along with their family and carers, at the centre of care by setting evidence-based quality requirements from diagnosis to end of life care. Although the NSF is focused on people with long-term neurological conditions, the principles enshrined in the framework apply to all people with a physical disability.
Independence, Well-being and Choice (DH, 2005c) offers a vision for the future of social care for adults in England. Person-centred, proactive and seamless services are promoted so that people who use social care services will have more control, more choice, and the chance to do things that other people take for granted.
Our Health, Our Care, Our Say (DH, 2006) set the Government’s vision for health and social care services. It is underpinned by achieving four main goals:
Putting People First (DH, 2007) is a ministerial concordat establishing a shared vision and commitment across Government. It sets out the shared aims and values, which will guide the transformation of adult social care.
Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People (DH, 2005b) is a cross-government policy. The vision is for disabled people in Britain to be respected as members of society by 2025.
Disabled People's User-led organisations - organisations led and controlled by the users, are a vital part of the new approach which supports independent living.