Personal Health Budgets

smiling young woman using a wheelchair

Across north east London Personal Health Budgets are being provided, however, we do not yet have a complete picture of all the ways they are provided and used. PHBs can be used in social care, health and the voluntary sector, so it is important to know how we can share good practice.

We want to see more people having access to personal health budgets by making sure that individuals, carers and professionals in health and care know what they are and how they work. 

We will be working closely with patients, people who use social care and wellbeing services to share examples of where PHBs are working well and supporting the personalised care workforce to ensure they are equipped to help people access and use them effectively.

Currently, adults eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and children and young people who receive Continuing Care, have the legal right to have a personal health budgets. 

What we're doing

  1. We're providing management support for the implementation across north east London of the Serious Mental Illness personal health budget solution pioneered by City and Hackney with East London Foundation Trust.
  2. Together with colleagues involved with continuing healthcare planning personal health budgets, we're driving drive forward better ways of working with people through a new community of practice.
  3. Working with borough leads and providers involved in the set-up and management of personal wheelchair personal health budgets to increase take-up of them by people who need them most.
  4. Beginning to look at how personal health budgets are being used in services for children and young people, and why they may not be used in some parts of north east London

Updated: 05/05/2022