A personal budget is an amount of money or resource that is allocated to meet the outcomes agreed in your child or young person’s Support Plan or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) if they cannot be met by the services already available through the Local Offer.
There is not a new pot of money for Personal Budgets, so if you or your child already receives a service, you won’t get both the support you get now and a Personal Budget. It means that some of the service you already receive will be changed into a Personal Budget.
Personal budgets do not represent the total sum of money to support your child or young person as most of the services received by your child are part of the Local Offer.
Not every service is available as a Personal Budget as many of the services provided are part of our Local Offer. You can find out from the Local Offer the services currently available in Royal Greenwich.
We are continuously working to increase the range of services available in our Local Offer. This page will be regularly updated with the most up-to-date information.
A personal budget can be for education, health or social care but there are restrictions on what is available through a personal budget and how it can be spent.
You can find out more about Personal Budgets on the links to the right.
Please see info below regarding drop in surgeries held by children services for support with your personal budget.
Children’s Services Direct Payments Surgeries
We organise drop in sessions for all the families that are receiving direct payments as support for their children.
The drop in sessions are to give you the opportunity to get information and enable us to better assist parents, guardians and carers when it comes to monitoring and managing your direct payment account.
Sessions will be held on Mondays every other week.
Please contact Stella Palermo on 02089214508 for any queries, questions you may have or to confirm dates and times of future drop in sessions.