Personal budgets

This page tells you how I can help you arrange a personal budget to take control of your support.

Social services usually arranges support for people who need it. But you can get the money to arrange support yourself. This is called a Direct Payment. At first, you could only spend your Direct Payment on certain things. It was hard to be creative.

Then individual budgets and personal budgets came along and now you should be able to spend the money in a way that suits you.

I can help you to:

  • figure out what’s important to you
  • make a support plan that shows how you will spend the money
  • think about who will support you – it doesn’t just have to be paid people.

Contact me to talk about how I can help.