Personal Budgets

 

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This site refers to the Portsmouth local offer for Personal Health Budgets for all ages; if you are looking for the statutory SEND Portsmouth children's and young people local offer then please click here to be redirected

Personal Budgets - an introduction

A personal budget (or personal health budget) is an amount of money to support a person's identified health and wellbeing needs which are planned and agreed with the individual, the NHS and Portsmouth City Council. 

A personal budget is not new or additional money, but puts control in your hands and is intended to be used in a range of ways to meet health needs, increase confidence and help you manage the condition.

At the centre of a personal budget is the support plan which identifies how to manage care and support needs and sets out how the budget will be spent to enable goals to be achieved.

In Portsmouth a personal budget can be offered to any adult eligible for Continuing Health Care (CHC) or Children with Continuing Care (CCC).  These personal budgets are referred to as Personal Health Budgets (PHBs); they will support a more flexible and more personal approach to health care support and delivery.

Who can apply for a Personal Health Budget in Portsmouth?

Personal Health budgets are currently available for Adults with NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) needs and Children with Continuing Care (CCC) needs.

Adults with Continuing Healthcare (CHC) 

Children with Continuing Care (CCC)

NHS continuing care is support provided for children and young people under 18 years of age who need a tailored package of care due to healthcare needs arising from a disability, accident or illness that cannot be met by universal or specialist health services alone.

For information on how to apply for a Personal Health Budget for a child with Continuing Care needs then please click here to be taken to the relevant pages within the Portsmouth Children's Local Offer.

In addition, Portsmouth's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Portsmouth City Council are committed to expanding the use of Personal Health Budgets beyond the above client groups over the next 2-3 years, initially focusing on people who use Health services who are:

  • Older People with two or more hospital admissions over the past 12 months
  • Adults with a learning disability
  • Adults with a mental health support need
  • Children with special educational needs and disabilities

More details will be available over the coming months about Personal Health Budgets for these groups of people but if you are interested about learning more then please email personalbudgets@portsmouthcc.gov.uk  or call 023 9284 1981 for more information.

You can get this Portsmouth City Council information in large print, Braille, audio or in another language by calling 023 9282 2251

 

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