Personal budgets & direct payments

"I want to understand the options for managing my personal budget."

Budget managed by a third party

Do you want to continue living at home?

We know it's important to stay as independent for as long as possible, in your own home.

If you do not have anyone to open a bank account with, and do not want us to manage your budget for you, we can pay your personal budget money to your managed account.

This means you still make all the decisions about your care but you don’t have to have anything to do with the money side of it. The organisation that manages the account will pay any staff and invoices for you.

The cost of a managed account can be paid from your direct payments.

This option may be ideal for you if you:

  • wish to be in control of the care you receive
  • do not want to manage money, or be in charge of paying your staff.

How it works

  • Tell us who you want your money paid to


    We’ll provide you with a list of providers of managed accounts. Just let your support worker know which provider you want to use.

  • Your personal budget payment


    We’ll pay your personal budget directly to an account managed by your chosen organisation every 4 weeks.

  • Your contribution


    Unless your assessment shows that you do not have to pay anything, we’ll send you a bill for your care every 4 weeks.

    Your charges will be worked out from the date your care and support services started. We will only bill you for the amount your assessment showed you can afford to pay.

    You’ll pay your contribution into the same managed account.

  • Staff timesheets


    If you employ staff, make sure that the timesheet is sent on time to the organisation every month.