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New Evidence on How Older and Disabled People Get Better Outcomes by Taking Control Over Their Lives

Published: 18/01/12

Two new reports published today show that:

  • The uptake of Direct Payments is higher when User-Led Organisations deliver Support Planning and Brokerage rather than local authorities doing it, and
  • Listening and responding to what older people with high support needs say about how they want to live their lives is more likely to result in older people choosing to live at home.

These are amongst the messages from two new summary reports (called NDTi Insights) published today by the National Development Team for Inclusion on findings and lessons from government-funded Demonstration Projects on independent living. NDTi worked with ODI and six local authorities between 2008 and 2010 to increase the choice and control that disabled and older people have over the support they need in their lives.

The press release and both editions of 'Insights' can be downloaded from the links on the right.