Solihull Council introduces a new approach to calculating personal budgets for children and young people

25 October 2017


The Children's Personal Budget Project Team, which included service leads, commissioning, parent and young people representatives, identified the need to introduce a system that would better support the children and young people of Solihull to receive fair, transparent and evidence-based personal budgets.

Background

After evaluating several possible solutions, the team selected Imosphere's FACE Resource Allocation System (RAS). At the time, the RAS was becoming an established tool within the SMBC Adults' Team and used successfully by over 40 other local authorities.

After consultation with staff, parents and carers, it was agreed that it could deliver similar positive outcomes for the Children's Team. Working closely with Imosphere, SMBC launched a Children's RAS in January 2016, tailored to Solihull's configuration rates and decisions.