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Haringey Council’s introduction of self directed support is designed to provide people with a personal budget, to spend on meeting their eligible social care needs.
People will be supported to choose and organise their support in the way that suits them best. Residents will have the choice of taking their personal budget in a number of ways, including a Direct Payment.
This consultation looks at the policy options for helping people to mange their personal budgets effectively and how the Council will audit this.
Currently help and support to manage personal budgets is provided buy the Personal Budget Support and Review Team in Adult Service. This will not change.
The service will remain broadly the same but with a clear framework for supporting people who may need extra help to find the services they need. The framework includes how the Council will treat unspent balances that may build up in a person’s Direct Payment bank account.
Full details are set out in the consultation letter that can be found in the attached files section at the bottom of this page.
The draft policy can also be found in the attached files section.
Support to help people arrange their own care and to set up and manage a Direct Payment will not change.
Haringey Council’s introduction of self directed support has greatly increased the number of people choosing to take their personal budget as a Direct Payment.
The Council therefore needs a clear framework for supporting people who may need extra help to find the services they need and fair rules for the recovery of unspent balances that may build up in a person’s Direct Payment bank account.
Haringey Council is committed to involving users of these services and others in decisions that affect them - especially decisions about the care and support services they receive.
We now want your views about the proposed changes. This will help us to make the changes with people who use personal budgets in mind.
Please participate in our consultation on changes to the service. Your views count.
The consultation runs from 14 November to 14 December 2011.
Help with managing your personal budget
Freepost NAT 20890
PO Box 264
All comments must be received by 21 December 2011.
All comments and feedback received, together with Equalities Impact Assessments that we are completing, will be recorded and summarised in a detailed report. This will help us consider this proposal and reach a decision in January 2012.
Results of the consultation will be available towards the beginning of January 2012. If approved, the changes would come into effect from January 2012.
If you need any of our consultation documents in other formats please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Power on 020 8489 3913.
Thank you for your help and cooperation with the consultation. Your views are important in helping to develop and improve services.
Below are various files that will ensure you are provided with all the relevant information around the proposed consultation.
|personal budget consultation letter.pdf||59 KB|
|personal budget audit policy - draft policy 2011-12 - 31 10 2011.pdf||50 KB|
|personal budget consultation questionnaire.pdf||247 KB|
|personal budget consultation easy read.pdf||728 KB|
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