ecdp works on a national basis to promote Personal Health Budgets and share and develop best practice
The voice of lived experience
ecdp is committed to ensuring that the voice of lived experience informs services and support in Essex and nationally. As recognised leaders in Personal Health Budget service provision, we are committed to working with partners across the country to ensure that disabled people, and those with long-term health conditions, receive the best possible access to, and outcomes from, Personal Health Budgets.
National development programme
Following a competitive commissioning process in late 2014, ecdp and Cheshire Centre for Independent Living (CCIL) were selected to lead a series of events specifically for Disabled People’s User Led Organisations (DPULOs), to help them understand and engage with the delivery of Personal Health Budgets for disabled people. The main objective of the programme was to provide DPULOs from around the country with the resources, insight and confidence to turn their respective Personal Health Budget service development plans into reality. There were three events held in Essex, Birmingham and Manchester.
You can download the evaluation reports from the events here:
Strong encouragement from NHS England
NHS England strongly encourages Personal Health Budget service delivery via organisations like ecdp. Recently the Crossbencher and Life Baroness Jane Campbell talked to ecdp Director William Snagge about the importance of work by organisations like ecdp in the Personal Health Budget space.
Continuing to build best practice
ecdp continues to work with NHS England, their partners, and colleagues from across the voluntary and community sector, to build best practice and ensure Personal Health Budgets work well. Watch this space for further information.
For further information on our national work, please contact: