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Money Matters & Personal Budgets

This section of the SEND Local Offer aims to provide information and guidance on financial matters, which is to the best of our knowledge accurate and up-to-date. However the information was not written by benefits advisors and we cannot therefore guarantee complete accuracy.

If you think that you might be entitled to a benefit or might need to take further action you should get advice from the organisations and websites that are listed under the external links. 

Personal Budgets

Children and Young People with an Education, Health and Care Plan have the right to request a personal budget. Personal Budgets are intended to give young people and/or families greater control over the resources that are available to support them.

What can be included in a personal budget will develop and evolve over time. The current arrangements are described in a guide to personal budgets, which can be downloaded from the links on the right-hand-side of this web page. There is also a copy of the latest version of the Personal Budget Policy. 

Personal Health Budgets

A Personal Health Budget is an amount of money that is intended to support a individual's health and well-being needs. These will be identified and agreed between the individual and the relevant NHS Team. You can find out more information about Personal Health Budgets using the external links on the right-hand side of this page. There are links to both general information on the NHS Choices website or if you live in Bassetlaw there is a link to specific information about how personal health budgets are operated in this part of Nottinghamshire. 

Nottinghamshire Health Care in partnership with Family Action are offering twice weekly drop in sessions for those seeking information and advice about the various types of personal budget. Details of these sessions under the downloads section of this page. 

Easy Read Guides

There is a link to Easy Read guides on personal budgets and personal health budgets under the external links section on the right side of this page.

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Email: enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk
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