Welcome to the Home Page of Jeff Jerome, National Director for Social Care Transformation. Jeff was appointed in June 2008 by a consortium representing ADASS, the IdEA and LGA, with the support of the Department of Health. His task is to lead local governments contribution to delivering Putting People First - the Concordat signed in December 2007 between a number of Government Departments, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Local Government Association and other key social care players.

That document committed a number of central and local government bodies, the NHS, as well as third sector organisations, to work together to bring adult services in England much more within the control of service users; to concentrate on early intervention and prevention services and to enhance the quality of information about social care services. It was presided over by Health Secretary Alan Johnson.

Jeff moved to the National Directorate after being Director, Adult and Community Services for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Personal Health Budgets

The DH pilot programme for personal health budgets is now rolling out.
More information on the personal health budget programme.

People who pay for care: quantitative and qualitative analysis of self-funders in the social care market, January 2011
The two reports contained in this document provide the latest position on selffunders. The first, Estimating the number and distribution of self-funders of care in England is a quantitative analysis of the number of people who self-fund. The second Journeys without maps is a qualitative analysis of the current experience of a sample of self funders.

Relaunch of Think Local; Act Personal download the report
Press release: Think Local, Act Personal partnership agreement confirmed as the future direction of social care