In Control, Lancaster University and Think Local Act Personal have published the findings of the third Personal Outcomes Evaluation Tool (POET) of over 500 personal health budget holders and carers.
The purpose of the POET survey 2015 for Personal Health Budget Holders and Family Carers is to provide insight into the experiences of personal health budget holders and their families. The survey also shows the impact having control over the budget has on their lives.
The findings of POET can be used by NHS and local authorities to assess the effectiveness of their delivery methods and to identify priorities for improving the process.
Altogether, 302 personal health budget holders from 31 different areas across the country and 247 carers from 37 different areas completed the survey.
The results were largely positive, with over 80% of personal health budget holders stating that their budget has had a positive impact on their quality of life, independence and the way they arrange support.
The report is published by TLAP, In Control and Lancaster University.