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Seeking your stories

Added: 30/03/2012

We are looking for eight people with a personal health budget in the national pilot programme, to be interviewed in the summer for our second DVD of stories. The DVD will be released in October when the final independent evaluation report on the pilot is published.

The short interviews will cover people's experiences so far, how they found the care planning process, what they spend their personal health budget on and how they made those decisions. We'd also like to include the perspectives of family, carers and the professionals involved in the person's healthcare.

We're specifically looking for people whose personal health budget relates to NHS Continuing Healthcare, mental health and long term conditions - particularly, but not only, diabetes; as well as people with an integrated health and social care personal budget, young people in transition to adulthood, and wheelchair users.

If you have a personal health budget in a pilot area of England (or are close to someone who does, i.e. you are a carer, or a healthcare professional) and you would like to share your story on camera, please contact us at

If your story is not featured on the DVD, we may ask permission to interview you for a written story for publication on our website.

On the Learning Network you will find all the stories from the pilot programme so far.