This is a new report by “Experts By Experience” (EbyE). It describes the approach they took to successfully gathering information and ideas from people living in residential and nursing care homes and hospitals in the community, who may be interested in having a personal health budget as part of the mental health demonstrator programme. It is a peer led approach to involving people in choices about where and how they live.

This report was commissioned by NHS England mental health personal health budget demonstrator programme team. It forms part of the learning gathered from the whole programme and is an example of best practice in co-production.