Case study summary
Lucy’s personal health budget personal health budget has allowed her to live at home with her partner George alongside with consistent carers who know and help her. This gives her more choice and control and reduces her health and care costs by 50%.
Lucy (22) lives with her partner George in Nottinghamshire and has a spinal injury and autonomic dysreflexia. She has a ventilator and needs catheter management.
Her personal health budget has allowed her to live at home and have consistent carers who know her and help her with her mobility and pain management. This has resulted in her having fewer complications and less hospital admissions and it has reduced her weekly direct health and care costs by 50% from £3,700/week to £1,814/week.
Most importantly, her personal health budget has given her options and means that that can get out and about when she wishes.
Lucy says… “My personal health budget gives me control, makes me the boss, and lifts a weight off George’s shoulders.”