Individual Service Funds
Individual Service Funds
People need to control their own support, but also need help to manage their own Personal Budget.
The Power of Freedom
An overview of recent developments for self-directed support in New Zealand including important web technology.
Mapping Self-Directed Support in Europe
A survey of Self-Directed Support systems in Europe in 2019 produced by the SKILLS project.
An overview of Individual Service Funds and how to personalise commissioning in health and social care.
Individual Service Fund Route Map
Self Directed Futures show how to shift control of health and social care into neighbourhoods.
Bridging Support is a powerful means of accelerating people's ability to leave institutional services, like ATUs.
An Easy Read guide plus film explaining the 4 different ways of funding your care and support and managing your Personal…
Trying Out Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Self Directed Futures' work with Bristol City Council commissioning team on their Individual Service Fund offer.
A New Way Home
John Dalrymple and Frances Brown speak about their work with Radical Visions in Scotland and their guide A New Way Home.
A New Way Home New Edition
A practical guide to leaving institutional care and returning to your community.
Supporting and Developing the Workforce for ISFs
This guide from Skills for Care was developed over several months by the South West Individual Service Fund Network and…
A Self and Family Directed Adventure
Fionn and Jonathan are a father and son team who are leading the way in showing what people with Down Syndrome can…
It's My Choice
James has Down Syndrome and he uses an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to maintain control over his support and his life.
SDS Network: Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Chris Watson of Self Directed Futures and Gary Kent of New Key and Jacqui Hendra of Devon County Council on ISFs.
A Commissioners' Guide to Individual Service Funds
This guide offers a commissioner's perspective on how to implement Individual Service Funds and widen self-directed…
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) Guide
This guide, written by Sam Smith and Frances Brown, shares decades of experience in using Individual Service Funds…
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) in Dorset
Dorset have established a ground-breaking commissioning strategy enabling people with learning disabilities…
Individual Service Fund (ISFs) Agreement
This Individual Service Fund (ISF) Agreement describes the contract between the person and the community service…
Individual Service Funds (ISFs) Easy Read
This Easy Read guide explains how Individual Service Funds (ISFs) let people manage a personal budget without needing…
Can ISFs Save Domiciliary Care?
Martin Walker of TLAP suggests that in the midst of the severe funding crisis hitting social care the use of Individual…
Calderdale's Guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Calderdale Council have produced a guide for Individual Service Funds (ISFs) which describes their benefits to…
Getting Behind Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Simon Duffy explores the reasons why ISFs are a helpful tool for achieving citizenship for people with learning…
Carla Uses an ISF
Jenny Date describes how her daughter Carla uses an Individual Service Fund (ISF) so that she can have flexible support…
Trust Is The Key
Inclusion, based in Glasgow, use Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Personalised Support but trust is the deeper…
Demystifiying Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
These slides summarise guidance on the use of Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and the future of commissioning for…
An Evaluation of the Choice Support Personalisation Programme for Adults with Learning Difficulties in Southwark.
Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Researchers Animate discover that Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and Inclusion have had a positive impact on…
ISFs are a Simple Innovation
Simon Duffy explains what an Individual Service Fund is, why it it is useful and what a simple innovation it is.
ISFs in Action
A research report by Sian Hoolahan of Choice Support describing the progress being made in Southwark using Individual…
Individual Service Fund (ISF)
An Individual Service Fund is a useful way in which resources can be used flexibly to achieve personalised support.