Buying things together: A review of the up2us approach

Buying things together: A review of the up2us approach – supporting people to pool budgets to buy the support they want.

Published: May 2013

Authors: Lucie Stephens and Juliet Michaelson (May 2013)

The call for personalisation has grown over two decades and has survived changes in government. The central idea is that personalisation will mean services are provided in ways that empower individuals and enable them to take more control over their care and support. It is intended to put people at the heart of services, to enable them to have greater choice over what services they receive and when, and to give them greater control in deciding how to direct their care and support. This requires services to be individually tailored to support each person’s circumstances.