Types of personal budget

A personal budget is funding allocated to meet the additional and individual support requirements of a child or young person. The personal budget is allocated when it is clear that a child or young person's needs cannot be fully met by mainstream or targeted services without extra support being in place.

There are 3 types of personal budget:

  • personal health budgets
  • personal education budgets
  • social care direct payments

These pages have information about personal health budgets and personal education budgets. Please also see information about social care direct payments.