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BLOG TIME

16 November 2021

We've been blogged! Check out this.

SURVEY

12 November 2021

We've just completed the survey on this website, so thank you to all that took part - and well done to the person that won the £50 in the prize draw!

You can see the results here.

OPEN LAB TWEETED ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

8 November 2021

The Open Lab at Newcastle University has just hosted a blog about this website and the research project behind it! Click here

WE'RE NOW PART OF A UNIVERSITY MASTERS COURSE

27 September 2021

The City University in London will be used this website as part of their MSc course in Interactive Design. 40 to 50 students will be looking at our website to see how it can be improved for accessibility!


PATIENTS KNOW BEST ARE SPREADING THE WORD

22 September 2021

It's now the turn of Patients Know Best to spread the work. Have a look at a blog they have hosted here.

Thank you!

PEOPLEHUB ARE SPREADING THE WORD

16 September 2021

peoplehub have hosted our news story below here.

Thank you peoplehub.

NEW WEBSITE TO SUPPORT HOLDERS OF PERSONAL HEALTH BUDGETS

Three posters behind a park fence saying DON'T GIVE UP, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, YOU MATTER

15 September 2021

People that receive a Personal Health Budget for themselves, family members or friends, can find themselves running a care team with little in the way of support for the day-to day needs of administering and managing paid carers. In fact, this is true for anyone running a care team at home no matter how it is funded.

Through a Newcastle University research project run by people with lived experience of this, a new website has been launched: www.mycarebudget.org

This is a new, free, repository of templates and staff policy documents. So far the website has over 70 examples that can be downloaded – all of them useful for anyone that holds or is gaining a care budget, especially if it used to employ staff. No need to sign in to browse. Just sign in if you want to download, all you need is your email address - no credit card or any other personal details required.

All the documents come from people with lived experience of running a care budget. And, the website has been created with people with lived experience. There’s no corporation, health authority or charity operating it. Although formed and funded out of a research project, the site is a standalone offering.

www.mycarebudget.org is a wiki – so it grows by people adding to it. All the input is reviewed before being published, so people can have confidence in what appears there.

Have a look and pass on this news. The more people that know about the website, use it, add to it, change it, the better. If you need to know more, then have a look at this page on the website.

You can also make contact with the site creators in any of these ways to find out more:

Wiki website: https://mycarebudget.org/mediawiki/index.php/Special:WikiForum

Wiki email: contact@mycarebudget.org

Wiki Twitter: @mycarebudget

Wiki Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=mycarebudget.org