Callum’s experience of an ISF Pilot
This video is about Callum who took part in a pilot scheme where he was given control over a budget for his support...
You can use the tool in training, planning and reviewing processes. Each of the main functions is represented with a sequence of all the things they need to do to make Option 2 work well for supported people.
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Collate information on available supports, good and other services in the area so there are choices available under Option 2
Develop a flexible procurement/ purchasing process that allows Option 2 budgets to be spent as flexibly as possible
Ensure commissioning plans include community development
Be clear that Best Value is not just about price in purchasing supports and goods in Option 2
Establish the overall budget for social care
Make sure that social care budgets are integrated with procurement and commissioning strategies
Establish a proportionate approach to monitoring Option 2 spend
Establish how people’s Option 2 budgets are calculated
Develop professional knowledge of Selfdirected Support and available supports in the area
Meet person (and their family/network) to discuss outcomes and needs
Establish eligibility and explore community and informal resources
Make a plan and establish an indicative budget
I think I need support so I get some help to think about it and prepare
Referral to the council
Discuss my outcomes and needs with social worker and other people who are significant in my life
Are my needs eligible for ‘formal’ support?
Make a plan and establish a budget
Plan the staffing and training for support (and other) services in the area
Provide accessible information about supports available
Establish if the budget is sufficient to deliver quality support