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Information on Personal Budgets and Policy

Personal Budgets

A personal budget is an agreed amount of council money that you can use to arrange and pay for your care and support, following an assessment of your needs. The Council can manage your Personal Budget for you or  you can receive it as a direct payment or a mixture of the two. 

If you choose Direct Payments your Personal Budget will be paid directly in to your own bank account. You can only spend the money on services that meet your assessed needs and you can choose what best suit you and your lifestyle.  You will be supported to arrange your own care whether this is to employ a Personal Assistant or an agency you choose. 

This may sound complicated but in practice it’s not. The Direct Payments Team are on hand to help and have supported many people to manage their own care. There are over 350 people in Blackpool using Direct Payments.     

There is a charge for most care services provided by the Council.  We will assess whether you will need to make a contribution| towards your care and support.   

Continuing care at home

Nursing care in your own home is generally provided by District Nurses but where your nursing needs require more frequent or specialist care, then a nursing home may provide a suitable alternative although some eligible people may be able to get NHS Continuing Health Care funding if they choose to remain at home. Your Social Worker will discuss this with you in greater detail.  

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 Last updated: 10 Jun 2020