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Right time, right place? The experiences of rough sleepers and practitioners in the receipt and delivery of personalised budgets

Brown, Philip 2016, 'Right time, right place? The experiences of rough sleepers and practitioners in the receipt and delivery of personalised budgets' , in: Social Policy Review; 28 Analysis and debate in social policy, 2016 , Social Policy Review, 28 (28) , Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 193-212. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter outlines one way in which personalisation has been implemented within the field of Homelessness within the United Kingdom (UK). The chapter draws on research findings from a longitudinal study which evaluated the delivery of an approach to allocate ‘individual budgets’ to people experiencing homelessness. The chapter outlines the effectiveness of the approach both in terms of outcomes for those who participated as recipients and its operationalisation by workers. The chapter makes a number of central points. Firstly, individual budgets, as described here, can be a particularly effective tool in reducing the length of time homelessness is experienced. Secondly, how such budgets are delivered is as important as the budget themselves. The skill of workers to work in innovative and creative ways is crucial to their success. Finally, there are inspiring findings arising which points to the pragmatic yet frugal approach by rough sleepers towards the use of individual budgets.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Fenger, Menno, Hudson, John and Needham, Catherine
Additional Information: The Author's Accepted Manuscript should not be cited.
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: Policy Press
Series Name: Social Policy Review
ISBN: 9781447331797
Funders: The Assembly Government for Wales
Depositing User: Professor Philip Brown
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 17:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38391

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