Budgets - Personal

Definition: A Personal Budget is money which is allocated to someone by a local authority to pay for their assessed support or care needs. Personal Budgets are similar to Individual Budgets, but they are made up solely of local authority social care funding. Personal Budgets do not draw in any payments from other organisations outside of the local authority, so people would have to contact these organisations separately to receive additional support (for example, personal budgets do not include Supporting People Funding, which would need to be applied for separately). People can take their Personal Budget as a direct payment (choosing themselves how their care needs are met and by whom), leave councils with the responsibility to commission the services, or elect to have some combination of the two.

Category: Adult Social Care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms


Service descriptions mentioning the term Budgets - Personal

Direct payment & personal budget support - (The Rowan Organisation)Service

The Rowan Organisation provides information and support in all aspects relating to Direct Payments and Personal Budgets to people in specific local authorities in Wales & England.
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Personal budget & direct payment support - (Penderels Trust)Service

Provide support to clients in receipt of a personal budget or direct payment from the local authority.
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Self-directed support - (The Shaw Trust)Service

The Trust will help you to manage your direct payment/personal budget and to use this money to organise personal support. They will help you find, employ and manage your personal assistants.
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Compass Independent Living Direct Payments Support - (Compass Independent Living)Service

Compass can help guide you through the process and support you to manage all aspects of your direct payment (personal budget).
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