Promoting best practice in Personal Health Budgets

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:

ecdp and CCIL PPULO PHB Development programme evaluation section 1

ecdp and CCIL PPULO PHB Development programme evaluation section 2

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.

A link to the interview can be found here.

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:

William Snagge, ecdp Director of Policy and Development


Mike Adams OBE, ecdp Chief Executive Officer

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