Personal health budgets

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s health and wellbeing needs.  This money can help people with a learning disability, autism or both live at home and not in a hospital.

It is not new money but rather the money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on a person’s care being used in a more flexible way to meet their needs.

You can find more information about who can have a personal health budget on the NHS Choices website or read about how other people have used them on our personal health budgets in action pages.

Case study

Find out how Christina uses a personal health budget to get more appropriate care in Leeds.