What is a personal budget?

A Personal Budget is a sum of money that may be available for eligible children and young people who need extra help above that available to most children and young people through universal and targeted services. A Personal Budget is an amount of money that can be used flexibly to support the extra needs of the child/young person or their parent/carer following an assessment. The Personal Budget is not all of the resources that are available to support a child or young person, just the amount that can be used flexibly by the family or young person to support the additional needs of the child /young person/carer. This money may come from Social Care, Education, or in some cases from your NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG). If you receive funding from the NHS this is known as a personal health budget.