Older Peoples Services and Individual Budgets

Examples of good practice currently being undertaken by the pilot sites implementing Individual Budgets for older people’s services.

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Assessment and care services from your local council

If you’re finding it difficult to manage everyday tasks at home, you have a right to ask your council’s adult social services department to assess your support needs. This factsheet explains how to ask for a care needs assessment and what support services you may receive from your local council if you’re assessed as needing […]

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Direct Payments for Personal Assistance in Hampshire

Housing Lin case study no 10 – Example of a well-established Direct Payments service, managed by Hampshire County Council in partnership with users of direct payments, carers and voluntary sector support agencies.

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Direct Payments from social work

This explains the payments that can be made by Social Work Departments, so that individual people can arrange their own care to meet the needs that they’ve been assessed as having. It explains what Direct Payments are and what they can be used for.

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Using direct payments or a personal budget

This factsheet is relevant to you if you have had a care needs assessment, qualify for council support and social services are arranging your care. Your personal budget is the amount of money that the council has calculated is needed to meet your social care needs. Direct payments are one way of receiving this personal […]

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