Making the choice: early insights from up2us Slay J. (2011)
A short report based on the early findings of an evaluation of a project initiated by the housing action charity HACT. Up2us is a pilot scheme running in partnership with six housing associations that are enabling people with support needs to gain more power and control over their lives by pooling their individual support and care budgets. It provides an in-depth example of the challenges of adopting a fresh approach to the delivery of services. Practical recommendations are given on how to change systems, bring cultural shifts and bring people together.