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Your personal budget

A personal budget is the amount of money allocated to pay for your care and support. The amount is based on your social care assessment.

You can choose to receive your personal budget as a direct payment so you can arrange and pay for your own support, or we can arrange your support for you.

You can use our online Personal Budget calculator to find out what your indicative (approximate) personal budget may be, based on your level of need.

How you can spend your direct payment

You can use your direct payment to pay for your care and support. You could use it to:

• employ your own personal assistant
• pay for support from a service provider of your choice
• pay for other ways to meet your needs

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