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Personal budgets for care and support

We are in the process of developing and improving our homecare arrangements and would like to reassure people that we want this to cause as little disruption as possible while we make services better for the long-term. If you would like to talk to our team about this please call our helpline on: 0161 245 7120, which is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

During a needs assessment, we'll agree with you the level of support you need, and translate this into an amount of money required to meet your needs - we call this a personal budget. Once you know your personal budget and the agreed outcomes it will deliver, there are a number of ways you can manage your support. You can choose to:

  • have more choice and control over your care and organise your own support, manage your budget, and make all payments yourself. We call this a cash budget or direct payment
  • have us organise your support for you within the levels of your budget and make all the payments. Any contribution you make towards the cost of your support package is paid to the Council. We call this a virtual budget.

We’ll talk to you about your options to help you make your decision.

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