Personal Budgets

We have now introduced Personal Budgets across the whole of North Yorkshire for all eligible users of social care services.

They bring flexibility and transparency of funding to the provision of social care services. A Personal Budget is an allocation of funding following an assessment. It is used by an individual to meet their assessed need and can be taken in a number of ways:

• Managed personal budget – person asks council to arrange and buy services on their behalf;
• Individual Service Fund – person asks a provider to hold and manage their personal budget and work with them to plan how it is spent
• Direct Payment – person (or their nominated person) holds and manages the personal budget themselves. The person has full choice and control over how it is
spent.