Case Study: Mo’s experience of personlisation Mo is 46 years old. She has multiple sclerosis, a long term degenrative condition. Until her mother died seven years ago, Mo lived in the family home and was looked after by her mother, who was very protective. After her mother’s death, Mo felt she could not continue to live alone without support. She was assessed by her local authority, was offered a suitable house and opted for direct payments. She employed a personal assistant and other health and social care professionals. Mo enjoyed the opportunity to start a new life and take part in activiites that in the past would have been difficult. She enjoyed the freedom of being able to do what she wanted when she wanted, as she could arrange her support around her lifestyle. Feeling confident for the first time in her life, Mo decided to go to university. She had a fantastic experience meeting new people from a variety of backgrounds. During summer vacations she was invited to visit some of them Europe and Asia. She went clubbing and partying until the early hours with her new friends. Mo felt life was worth living as she looked forward to each day. After she finished her degree she applied for a part-time job as an advisor working for the local authority. She now assists and offers advice to families with children who have needs. She loves her job and the feeling of self-worth it has given her. Questions 1. Discuss how a personalised budget has changed Mo’s life.