When we complete your care and support plan, the things we agree to help you with are worked out as a weekly amount of money. This is called your personal budget. There are several ways you can choose to manage your personal budget:

  • You can receive it as a payment into a bank account (set up especially for the purpose) so you can arrange and pay for your own care and support. This is called a Direct Payment, – or
  • You can have a Direct Payment and ask someone you trust to manage it for you (they must be willing to do this) – or
  • You can ask our independent advisory service to manage your Direct Payment for you – or
  • You can ask us to manage it for you – this is called a Local Authority Managed budget (there will be less choice with this option) – or
  • You can choose a mixture of any of these