Education, Health and Care Plan - Personal Budgets - NCC

Type of service:
Local Government Department
Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
01604 367125
Service description:
A personal budget is used to deliver the support and outcomes, as specified in the child/young person’s Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. It can give flexibility to how resources are used, enabling parents and young people to have greater choice and control over the services they require.

The Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will offer a personal budget for aspects of the provision outlined in it, if parents or young people wish it and are eligible. Discussion about personal budgets can be held once an agreement to assess has been made. The request can be made at the Draft Plan stage, or when an Education, Health and Care Plan is being reviewed/ re-assessed.

Personal Health Budgets

Information from NHS England about Personal Health Budgets can be found at:health Care Budgets
Information on Direct payments for health care can be found within the document Guidance on Direct Payments for Healthcare:

For further advice and support with securing a personal budget, please contact:IASS who will also be able to help.

Personal Budgets are administered through the Adult Social Services and more advice can be found on their webpages, even though it is written for adults.

Leaflets, application forms, and more information can be found in the 'Articles and Information' tab on the Local Offer website.
Age range:
0 - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
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