Decision details

Consultation regarding the Future of Individual Service Funds in Lancashire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


In 2009, Lancashire County Council introduced Individual Service Funds whereby someone's personal budget is managed by a service provider on behalf of the individual. The aim of an Individual Service Fund is to enable the personal budget to be used flexibly to meet someone's changing care needs in line with what is agreed in the support plan.

The current Individual Service Fund offer and the policy, guidance and supporting procedures are out of date. Therefore, there is a need to develop a new policy and procedures to replace current Individual Service Fund arrangements, where appropriate.


Through a series of engagement events with service providers and families, we have developed a draft Individual Service Fund policy. We are now in a position to take forward formal consultation to seek feedback on the policy and inform procedures going forward.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.


Date of decision: 12/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020