The Central Norfolk Wheelchair Personal Health Budget Project was launched in January 2018. The project was made up of a small but strong steering group of stakeholders, representing service users, carers, community groups, service providers, commissioners, occupational therapists and social workers with the aim of working together to resolve the issue of introducing personal health budgets for the wheelchair users .
The steering group developed and delivered three co-production workshops, two of the workshops, which were at the heart of the project, opened with powerful contributions from residents of central Norfolk who use NHS Wheelchair Services.
This shared experience focused everyone’s thinking on the significant benefits that a joined-up approach to the provision of equipment through a personal health budget would have. As a result, the group helped develop a Central Norfolk Wheelchair Personal Health Budget Offer for users of the service.