Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
Accept
 

Staffordshire will move to very high COVID alert level on 2 December

Personal budgets and direct payments


 

What is a personal budget?

Your personal budget is the actual amount of money that has been allocated by us to pay for services to meet your social care needs that were identified in your care and support assessment.

Initially this will be an estimated sum of money and the final amount will be decided when your care and support plan is complete.

As well as having a personal budget, you may also need to make a contribution towards the cost of your care. You should seek some independent financial advice to help you work out how you can do this.

 


 

How do I use a personal budget?

You can use a personal budget in one of these ways:

We can arrange and pay for the care and support you need

This is called a managed personal budget.

We give you the money to arrange and pay for the care and support yourself

This is called a direct payment. It gives you more choice and control over your care.

We arrange some services for you with a managed personal budget and you arrange others yourself using direct payments

 Your social care contact will be able to help you with this.

 


 

What is a direct payment?

For information about direct payments, please see our direct payments pages.

 


 

What if my circumstances change?

If your needs or finances change, you must tell your social care contact immediately. We can then carry out a reassessment of your finances.

This will make sure you are paying the right amount for your care and support. You should not allow yourself to get into debt. If you are in doubt of who to contact, please get in touch with us.

 


 

Further information

Please see the commonly asked questions page.

For further information on managing debt and budgeting, see the money matters page.

 

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest social care and health news

Staffordshire To Move To Very Highest Tier For Covid-19 After Lockdown

Staffordshire is to be escalated to the Covid-19 Very High Alert Level when the current national lockdown restrictions end on December 2.
Date:
26 November 2020

Residents in Moorlands Covid-19 Hotspots Urged to Get Tested

Residents in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to book a test for Covid-19.
Date:
25 November 2020

Leader welcomes the relaxing of restrictions with a cautionary note for Staffordshire

Staffordshire residents and businesses are being asked to remain cautious despite the imminent ending of the second national 'lockdown'.
Date:
23 November 2020

Reading and IT buddies available to help combat lockdown loneliness

The council's library service has adapted one community support offer and is launching another to help address isolation during the second national 'lockdown'.
Date:
23 November 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom