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Caledon

Dollars for Services aka Individualized Funding

Published on 01/11/1996

Individualized funding is a method of financing that has been employed primarily to help people with disabilities purchase disability-related goods and services.  However, the underlying principles can be applied more broadly to other areas, such as child care and training.  The strengths of this financing arrangement are identified and include easing access to scarce services and allowing greater consumer control over their delivery.  The limitations are also considered; the primary concern arises from the potential shift away from public investment in a high-quality service infrastructure to the support of individuals as ‘free agents’ in a ‘marketplace’ of services.

ISBN – 1-895796-63-6

Summary

Individualized funding is a method of financing that has been employed primarily to help people with disabilities purchase disability-related goods and services.

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