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A personal budget is an amount of money available for children, young people and their families based on an assessment of needs. 


There are three ways a personal budget can be given:

  • Directly to the child's family or directly to the young person if they are over 16.
  • To an Individual Service Fund, which means a service provider holds the funds
  • 'Virtual budget' where instead of money, the young person accesses services provided by the Local Authority 


Personal buidgets may be received through a mix of the above in some cases.

A logo for Sky Badger, the strapline says " Finding help for disabled children and their families"

Sky Badger has a great explanation of what Personal Budgets are and what they can be used for. 



More specific information is available about personal budgets in your area:

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