My Account routine maintenance

The "My Account” system will be undergoing routine maintenance on Thursday 24 May between 7am and 5pm. This means that some services will be unavailable during this time.

Affected services

1. What is a personal budget?

We are reviewing our personal budget service and will update these pages when we have a new policy.

Children or young people with a special educational need (SEN) or a disability can get extra money from the council. It's called a 'personal budget'.

A personal budget is used to buy services and support that will help the child or young person live more independently.

You can get a budget if an assessment shows they have:

  • social care needs: if they need individual support in their home and outside; or
  • health needs: if they have a complex, long-term, or life-limiting condition; or
  • educational needs: if they have a greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other children at school or college. 

Video 

 

Video explaining what a personal budget is and what it can be used for

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How to apply for a personal budget