Jenny Webb

“We needed to ensure a degree of equality between those who wished to join the scheme, and other service users. If someone was assessed to need about 20 hours a week, whether it was through a homecare service or independent living, then those individuals using the scheme had the freedom to utilise the money flexibly in the way that they wanted.”

Jenny Webb had recently been appointed as Assistant Director of Social Services for Kingston when Ann Macfarlane and Jane Campbell proposed the Independent Living Scheme. Jenny was a great supporter of the idea and worked tirelessly to help initiate a pilot scheme, and then to roll out the Direct Payments offer to the wider community.

  1. 1: Starting the Independent Living Scheme Jenny Webb 02:30
  1. 2: Success from commitment Jenny Webb 01:41
  1. 3: Finishing work with Kingston Council Jenny Webb 02:19

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  1. Full interview Jenny Webb 51:12

Surname Webb
Given names Jennifer Rose
Date of birth 1948
Place of birth Upwell, Norfolk
Date of interview 2 May 2017
Length of interview 00:51:14
Number of tracks 1
Name of interviewer Jen Kavanagh

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