Personal Budgets for young people
Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans
What is it?
A Personal Budget is when the places that support you work out how much money they are spending on your support.
For example, they might look at how much it costs to pay for someone to give you extra support at college or someone to help you with speaking and communicating.
You can use a Personal Budget in different ways.
Sometimes your parents, the local authority, your school or college can look after your Personal Budget for you. The local authority is sometimes called ‘the council’. They decide how to spend the money for your support.
Sometimes you can get the money yourself and work out how you want to spend it on your support.
You will get a plan to say what support you need. You must only use the money for the things in the plan.
Who can have a Personal Budget?
- have special educational needs. This is when people need some extra help with learning things.
- you are aged between 16 and 25 years old
- you are getting an Education, Health and Care plan then you can ask for a Personal Budget.
Pleae read the leaflet belwo for further information.