Personal health budgets
This website provides information and news about the Department of Health's personal health budgets policy being rolled out nationally in the NHS; and is home to a learning network for NHS and social care professionals involved in personal health budgets. Our vision for personal health budgets is to enable people with long term conditions and disabilities to have greater choice, flexibility and control over the health care and support they receive.
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Latest Personal health budgets news
- Disabled and employing personal assistants?
If you are disabled or have complexhealth needs and employ personal assistants, take advantage of one of these Disability Rights UK free events around the country
- Personal health budgets: Including people with learning disabilities
A new report from TLAP (Think Local Act Personal) looks at how we can ensure people with learning disabilities and/or autism are given equal access to personalised care.
- Grant programme launched to 'gear up' voluntary sector for personal health budgets
NHS England has launched a programme for the voluntary and community sector to help them 'gear up' for personal health budgets so they have the knowledge, capacity and expertise to inform their local communities about personal health budgets.
- Conflict management course for personal assistants and PA employers
Unison & ACAS are offering a FREE course in Leeds on 10th March, open to personal assistants and their employers.
- Katie & Karen's story
Katie MacKenzie, aged 26 and from Hull, has Rett Syndrome and is dependent on others for all daily living.
- Thomas & David's story
Thomas Johnston, from Worcestershire, has profound and multiple learning disabilities.
- Shaheena's story
Ishtiaq Hussain, aged 59, from Manchester, suffered cerebral damage from a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage, nine years ago.
- David & Martin's Story
David Jones, aged 34, has cerebral palsy with severe developmental delay and epilepsy.