Breaking News! The roll out of personal health budgets has been officially announced earlier by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb.

Personal health budgets is money given to an individual, to help them arrange their own support, giving them control over how they receive their health services.

For the last three years personal health budgets have been piloted in twenty areas, and results have found that there has been a significant increase in peoples quality of life and that it helped keep people out of hospital.

Home Care Direct have been working with PCT’s in these pilot areas over the last few years to help make personal health budgets a success – and we share the experiences reported. We have seen some great results for people and their families and we think it’s great that more people will now be able to benefit!

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