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.
- Personal budget allocation table - children 0-3 years [332kb]
- Resource allocation system table ages 4-17 years [398kb]
- Primary resource allocation system questionnaire [507kb]
- Secondary resource allocation system questionnaire [499kb]
Tools for personal budgets
- A family guide to personal budgets for social care [5Mb]
- How can you work out your support systems? [50kb]
- What does a support plan look like? [74kb]
- Personal budget support plan example - Amelia [437kb]
- Employing a personal assistant (PA) vs using an agency [504kb]
- Working out your personal budget - what things cost [594kb]
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.
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.
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.