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.