Instead of a managed budget where the local authority book and facilitate the child/ young person’s care package through our in-house services or external providers. Instead, you can manage the whole care package through the form of a personal budget.
This means the hours, and the cost associated with those hours, are paid to you/your child in the form of a direct payment. This follows the same process as a managed budget where direct payments are paid quarterly on to a pre-paid card. This can then be used to pay for activities and providers from our Short Breaks menu or alternative providers.
If you want a personal budget, please request this when you are being assessed by your allocated worker.
For further information:
Please contact Damon Prizeman
Direct Payments Co-ordinator (Bi-Borough)
Last Updated 18/12/2019