Charity Rethink Mental Illness has launched a series of new guides to help mental health professionals support people with personalisation.
The 6 handbooks offer advice on each stage of personalisation, from helping someone decide whether a personal budget suits their needs, to supporting them in applying for and managing one.
They also give information on how personal budgets can be used by carers, and what support mental health professionals can offer when personal budget payments come to an end.
The guides are based on the findings of The People Study, a three year project looking at how people affected by severe mental illness have experienced personalisation.
Personalisation in Social Care: http://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/personalisation-in-social-care
Personal Budgets Guidance: http://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/personal-budgets