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Personal budgets


A personal budget is an amount of money that may be allocated to you as an outcome of an assessment. This money can either be paid directly to you so that you can arrange your own care and support or we can arrange this for you.

A personal budget gives you the independence to;

  • choose and control the support that is best for you.
  • be fully involved in decisions about the help you need to live independently.
  • support yourself in ways that suit you

A personal budget is only available to you if you have had an assessment and have been identified as needing care and support services to meet your unmet eligible needs. The assessment process will help determine your needs and give you an indication of how much money you can get for your personal budget.

The most choice and control is usually achieved by having a direct payment which enables you to buy care and support directly from individuals or organisations.

For further information about personal budgets visit the personal budgets page on the Lincolnshire County Council website

If you receive a personal budget you will have a financial assessment to determine whether and how much you will need to contribute towards the cost of your care and support.

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