Personal Health Budgets

Home Care Direct has a long and successful track record of delivering complex health care in the home, working in partnership with people, their families and CCGs (formerly PCTs) for individuals with a personal health budget. Our main focus is providing quality services so people can stay living at home, whilst enabling individuals to have maximum choice and control over the services they receive.

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support your assessed health and wellbeing needs, which is planned and agreed between you, or your representative, and your local NHS team. They are being introduced by the NHS to help people manage their care in a way that suits them.

Personal health budgets give people the chance to be involved with the design of their own services, giving them more control over the nature of the care and treatment they receive.

It also gives people the option to choose, train and organise their own personal assistants for their specific requirements. This means more people are receiving healthcare services in their home, provided by people they know or have chosen. All this helps keep people out of hospital and in the comfortable surroundings of their own home.

If you receive NHS health care services, and your commissioner agrees, you can use personal health budget funding to take control over your care at home.

This is where HomeCareDirect can help.

With Home Care Direct you choose who your personal assistants are, so you know who is coming into your home to care for you.  Your personal assistants can be anyone from a neighbour, friend or family member; or someone you have chosen through a structured recruitment process.

Once chosen, Home Care Direct will employ the personal assistants on your behalf, meaning you don’t have the hassles and legal responsibilities of being an employer yourself. Home Care Direct will then help you arrange the details of your day-to-day support to suit your own routine. You decide who comes into your home and when – rather than it being decided for you.

Whether your chosen personal assistants are qualified care professionals, or have no previous care experience, Home Care Direct will train and support them to ensure they have the skills to provide you with quality care and support . The training is paid for out of your funding and you can have direct involvement in your personal assistants training, giving you greater control over the standard and quality of your care.

Home Care Direct is one of the UK’s leading home care organisations that specialises in personal health budgets and we can help you understand the possibilities that your budget opens up to you – regardless of whether you choose to use our services, so please give us a call!

We are passionate about care services and believe you should have the choice and control over how you are looked after.

If you would like to find out more about HomeCareDirect services, feel free to give us a call on 0845 0619000, we’ll be happy to help!

“Having the total freedom to choose and be in control of your own affairs gives people the opportunity to live the lifestyle they really want for themselves.”

Anthony, Gloucestershire


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