New eLearning package to help simplify personal budgets

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KIDS, a charity for disabled children and young people, has launched an eLearning package aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how this can affect family life.

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The package is intended to simplify some of the information presented in the ‘Taking a Personal Approach: A Parent’s Guide to Budgets’ handbook.

The handbook was produced earlier this year for parents and carers of disabled children about personal budgets and how ongoing Government changes may affect them.

It was created as part of the ‘Making it Personal’ project, sponsored by the Department of Education.

KIDS worked together with OPM, Disability Rights UK, In Control, NAFIS and the Daycare Trust under the ‘Making it Personal’ project to develop a suit of resources, including guidance for commissioners and others in children’s services on how to commission for personalisation, along with a handbook for parents and carers of disabled children on what personal budgets are and how they can be used.

Work on the current ‘Making it Personal’ project stopped at the end of March 2013, but all of the resources are still available online.

This work was developed in response to the Government's Green Paper, 'Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability' (DfE 2011).

For more information on this project visit: http://www.kids.org.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/making_it_personal/

To access the eLearning package an account can be created here http://elearning.kids.org.uk/login/index.php

  • The Parents Handbook can be accessed on:
http://www.kids.org.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/106217/for_parents_and_carers/



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