Evaluating the individual budget pilot projects

Caroline Glendinning, David Challis, José-Luis Fernández, Karen Jones, Martin Knapp, Jill Manthorpe, Ann Netten, Martin Stevens, Mark Wilberforce (2007)

Journal of Care Services Management 1 2 123-128


Available online: 1 January 2007

Individual budgets are being piloted in 13 English local authorities. Their implications are potentially profound, for the users, commissioners and providers of social care and other services alike. This paper outlines the challenges involved in evaluating the pilot projects; major questions need to be answered before a decision can be taken about 'rolling out' individual budgets more widely.