PHB OR PB
A Personal Budget (PB) is the amount of money the local council allocates for your care, based on its assessment of your needs. You can be put in charge of this budget either by telling the council how you would like it spent, or by the council giving you the money so you can directly pay for your own care (a direct payment).
A Personal Health Budget (PHB) is an amount of money to support your health and well-being needs, which is planned and agreed between you and your local NHS team. A PHB allows you to manage your healthcare and support and personal care, in a way that suits you. It works in a similar way to personal budgets.
Most of our clients are funded via a PB or a PHB, but we also work with clients who are self funded or via a Trust Fund.
AskJules will set up a Client Bank Account for you where your direct payment can be paid into which we will manage on your behalf.
AskJules can help if your care is:
- NHS Funded
- Local Authority Funded
- Privately Funded
- Trust Funded
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Personal Health Budget A Personal Health Budget is an amount of money, planned and agreed between you and your local NHS team, which is allocated to support your health and wellbeing needs. The aim of a Personal Health Budget is to give you more choice and control over the money spent on meeting your care needs, allowing you to select treatments and services that are most appropriate for you. You can receive a Personal Health Budget as a Direct Payment for healthcare. Since October 2014 people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare have had the right to receive a Personal Health budget. If you receive your Personal Health Budget as a Direct Payment the money is paid directly to you so that you can buy the care and support you and your local NHS team decide you need. You have to show what you have spent the money on, but you, or your representative, buy and manage services yourself.
Personal Budget A Personal Budget is the amount of money the local authority allocates for your care, based on its assessment of your needs. You can be put in charge of this "budget" either by telling the local authority how you would like it spent, or by the council giving you the money so that you can directly pay for your own care (a direct payment).
Direct payments Direct payments give you the most control over your care, and mean that if you are unhappy with the services you’re getting, you can decide to change who gives you the care services without the process of going through the local authority. However, with this freedom comes the responsibility of accounting for how the budget is spent to ensure it is meeting your needs, and additional responsibilities if you decide to become an employer and hire a personal assistant with your direct payment.
How does personalised care and support work? You and your social worker / care manager will work together to create a care and support plan. This plan details your care and support needs, and will be used to work out the value of your "personal budget". Your support plan should consider: ● what's important to you, including your interests, lifestyle, personal tastes and the people in your life ● your hopes for the future, such as whether you'd like to study or take on more hobbies outside the home ● what limitations you currently have and how you want to change ● what you want to achieve by managing your own support You will need to clarify how you will manage your money. If you choose to receive your personal budget as a direct payment, the local authority may pay the money straight into a bank account that you control (you must set up a new bank account to do this) or they may give you a pre-paid card. Alternatively, you may prefer your personal budget to be managed by the local authority or by someone else, such as: ● a friend or family member (the local authority must agree to this) ● a broker, like AskJules Ltd.