Managing your own personal budget
Managing your own personal budget is when you decide to take your budget as a “direct payment”. This is a cash payment that the local authority will arrange and make payments into a bank account opened by you, specifically to receive the personal budget. Most local high street banks will offer a basic current account for this purpose. It may be helpful to provide the bank with confirmation about your personal budget such as a remittance notice or letter from the local authority. When you are given funding from the local authority you have the choice of being a direct payment client, this way you can choose your care provider and pay them directly ensuring you are in control of which company visits you rather than one chosen for you.
Briarcare can help with any questions you have about your direct payment. Call us today to talk about your personal budget and how we can help you live independently in your own home.