Knowsley Older People's Voice

Personal Health Budget



From April 2014, stuff everyone receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare will have the right to ask for a personal health budget, health including a direct payment. This includes a duty to inform people that they are eligible and provide information, advice and support. For example; what is the eligibility criteria, local offer, process and support available.

From 1 October 2014 this will be strengthened and this group will benefit from a ‘right to have’ a personal health budget. Knowsley CCG has legal duties relating to NHS Continuing Healthcare rights and personal health budgets. These include having a duty to arrange for the provision of a personal health budget, including a direct payment, a duty to publicise and promote them, a duty to provide information, advice and support, and a duty to consider requests for personal health budgets.

For further information ;

KDC Website for Personal Health Budgets

KMBC web page for Personal Health Budgets

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