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Coronavirus: Information and advice

1. What is a personal budget?

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