What are Personal Budgets?
A Personal Budget is designed to provide individuals who currently receive services greater choice and control over their support arrangements. Personal Budgets open up the range and availability of services to match needs, and will stimulate the market to respond to new demands from users. This approach has led to a radical change to the way services are organised and delivered, which has helped to shift resources away from building and budget-led services that do not meet needs or expectations.
KCIL currently supports people who receive personal budgets from Social Services and we are now providing support for the Personal Health Budgets pilot being run by the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group.
For more information about obtaining a personal budget from Adult Social Care in Kingston click this link:http://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200182/getting_help_from_us/141/personal_budgets/2