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Personalisation For Someone With A Learning Disability,

This video introduces a young woman, Hannah, 22, who has Angelman Syndrome and lives with her family in a rural setting. Hannah's mum, dad and sister provide care and support for her in the home because she doesn't like being with people who she doesn't know. Personal budgets have made a big difference as the family have negotiated with Essex County Council to pay Hannah's sister to provide support. Hannah's sister, Chrissie, explains in detail how the personal budget integrated fund has worked for them. She also talks about how the family have ensured that, despite Hannah's extremely limited communication, her self-directed support really is a reflection of her own needs. Hannah's mother emphasises how personal budgets have allowed the whole family to function better and have prevented Hannah from going into residential care. The film ends with Hannah and her sister going on holiday.

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