Self Directed Support

What is a Personal Budget?

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Personal Budgets give you as much control over your support as you feel confident with.

You will be told how much money Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will provide for your social care support.

You then have the power to spend that money for support that makes sense to you.

There are 7 steps to managing your support

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Step 1:

Find out what support needs you have.

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Step 2:

Find out how much money Southend-on-Sea Borough Council think you will need for support. This is called your personal budget.

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Step 3:

Make a plan showing how you will be supported.

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Step 4:

Get your plan agreed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Step 5:

Choose how you want your personal budget managed.

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Step 6:

Sort out your support.

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Step 7:

Review how it went.

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Direct Payments

Click here for information on Direct Payments.

Page last updated: 08/06/2017