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Personal budgets for care

A personal budget is a sum of money allocated to your child / young person after an assessment of their needs. It is the amount it costs to meet your child / young person's assessed care and support needs.

This money can either be paid direct to you so that you can arrange your own care and support or we can arrange this for you, or a combination of the two.

How we calculate a personal budget for care

We use a resource allocation system to calculate a personal budget for care. This ensures there is a fair system in place so that children and young people with the same level of need receive an equal amount of resources which is sufficient to meet their needs.

Tools for personal budgets

Further information - local resources

North Yorkshire local offer

The local offer provides useful information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Direct payment support service

North Yorkshire has a direct payment support service who can support you when you decide to manage all or part of your personal budget yourself, including a number of factsheets which you may find useful.

Further information - national resources

Kids - making it personal: 2
A pack of resources available on the Kids website. All resources are at the bottom of the page for families and professionals.

Making it personal: a family guide to personalisation, personal budgets and education, health and care plans

Young person's guide to personal budgets in England
UK children's charity, Together for Short Lives, has launched a new young person's guide to personal budgets in England, designed to help seriously ill young people to have more choice and freedom in how their care is delivered.

Getting direct payments to purchase social care for your disabled child

Problem solving toolkit
This toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. This toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.

This page was last updated on 5 October 2016