Personal Health Budgets for Continuing Healthcare
Do you, or a family member or someone you look after, need on-going care and support for a complex health condition? Did you know that anyone who is currently eligible, or becomes eligible, for NHS continuing healthcare funding now has the right to have their own personal health budget?
With the option of a personal health budget, there’s an opportunity to have more choice and control over how your health and wellbeing needs can best be met. With the help of our NHS professionals, it’s a way to get treatment and care that can benefit you most. To find out more, see the video below:
A personal health budget is a set amount of money to give you all the support and services agreed between you (or your representative) and your local NHS team. It can be provided in a number of ways – including direct payments – to suit each person and their care plan. You will be able to use it for a range of things to help you, such as therapies, personal care and some types of equipment. Those might come from the NHS, or the private sector, or voluntary organisations – but they will be tailored to you.
You don’t have to change the healthcare and support that is working well for you, but you can make changes if there’s something that isn’t working, or maybe you need help to be delivered in a different way.
To decide whether a personal health budget could be best for you, click here for more information.
PHBs in Thurrock
CHC Team Contact Details
|General CHC enquiries telephone number:||01375 365810|
|CHC secure fax number:||01375 365817|
Purple, a disabled people’s organisation based in Essex, which has been funded by your local NHS to provide information, advice and guidance to people using, or thinking about using, personal health budgets for Continuing Healthcare.
Visit wearepurple.org.uk or contact:
01245 392 300
01245 392 302