Resource Allocation System For use in adult social care, children’s services, continuing healthcare and long-term conditions.

Personalisation and Personal Budgets

Our Personalisation Toolkit for Integrated Working is the UK’s first solution that:

Proven nationally, more than 40 councils already use it and over 15 CCGs have committed to it.

The FACE RAS for personal budgets

An ‘algorithm web service’ that calculates indicative budgets based upon needs, outcomes, available carer support and local unit costs and policy, the FACE RAS is the UK’s most widely-used personalisation solution. It provides integrated personal budgets across:

  • Adult social care – including integration with NHS continuing care
  • Children’s services – covering social care, education and health, including children transitioning to adult services
  • Healthcare – including mental health, continuing care, long-term conditions, learning disability and autism

The Benefits:

  • It’s consistent but flexible – same levels of need equals same indicative budget – no ‘finger in the air’ approach. The algorithms have a universal structure but are configured to reflect local circumstances, so they work for your local people.
  • It’s the most accurate system out there – developed with UCL, London, our algorithms have been tested and scientifically validated against thousands of cases.
  • It’s ‘Dilnot’ and ‘NHS Five years forward’ ready – helping you work towards the requirements of these key national policies.
  • It’s a learning system – Atmolytics, our analytics platform, enables benchmarking, efficient targeting of resources, tracking of outcomes and management of costs.
  • It’s financially sustainable – Councils and CCGs using the FACE RAS have achieved significant efficiencies. Our data clearly demonstrates that the level of accuracy achieved can make a major contribution to sustainability in the difficult years ahead.

FACE Personalisation tools

The FACE Tools are designed to support integration between health and social care, allowing a shared, comprehensive and holistic conversation, encouraging joint working and stopping people having to tell the same story again and again.

The Benefits:

  • Proportionality is at the forefront – vital due to public resources now being more stretched than ever. Top-level questions in the forms ensure further questions are only completed where relevant, streamlining the process for staff and service users.
  • Strengths-led rather than deficit-led – moving conversations away from only focusing on ‘the problems’ and promoting enablement.
  • Plain English principles – clear and readily-understandable language means the tools are ‘self-assessment ready’.
  • Care Act compliancy is built-in – we do the work to make sure the tools reflect the legislation – meaning you can focus on front-line support.
  • The Tiered approach to conversations is integrated – supporting practitioners in moving to a way of working shown to improve outcomes whilst creating efficiencies.
  • Outcomes monitoring is facilitated – as the tools provide narrative areas for personalised information balanced with ‘scored’ areas for measuring and monitoring.

What our customers had to say:

We have worked with in-house assessment tools before, which has been a complex and time consuming process, as this is not our core business and there is a huge amount of work involved in being able to do this well. Being able to use an off-the-shelf product, created by practitioners and tested by people with care and support needs, going through a rigorous and robust process of co-production is reassuring.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

What our customers had to say:

The work Imosphere has done with us in the specification and development of Greenwich’s RAS for Personal Health Budgets has been critical in developing our programme of work. It has given us a robust tool and this allows us to offer patients real choice and control when arranging their support. The system models the relationship between need and cost very accurately and gives us confidence that the indicative budgets calculated provide a sound basis for care and support planning.

Greenwich CCG