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In Portsmouth, we are trying a new approach to joining up health, social care and education at an individual level for children and adults with complex needs.

Integrated Personal Commissioning or IPC aims to build people’s knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health. It offers greater choice and control through personal budgets and looks to ensure people with complex needs have a better quality of life, with fewer crises that end in an admission to hospital or institutional care. IPC offers personalised and better co-ordinated care designed around the individual, taking account of their needs and preferences.

IPC will support a wider range of care and support options tailored to the individual’s needs and preferences. IPC is promoting personal budgets and we're working with our service users to make sure that we communicate the eligibility and purpose of personal budgets.

To learn more about IPC in Portsmouth,there are a range of documents available below.