Care and support plan
The information you provide during your assessment is used to calculate your estimated personal budget. How you wish to use this money will be written in a care and support plan.
Your care and support plan will include:
- how having support will help you achieve your plans and outcomes
- how having support will help you be as independent as possible
- how having support will help you keep safe, healthy and well
- any help you need to organise your support
- what you will spend the money on, such as:
- employing someone to support you in your day-to-day life (we call this person a personal assistant);
- buying support from a care agency;
- meeting other people, perhaps at a local club;
- keeping well by having regular exercise, perhaps swimming, or being part of a local walking group;
- having help to run your home;
- having a break so that your family carer can have some time off;
- learning a new skill or maintaining an existing skill.
- evidence that your plan is within your personal budget.
A social care practitioner will meet with you to help you with your plan. You can also have a friend, family member or a trustee to help you as well. The final amount of money is only confirmed when your care and support plan is agreed. This is now called your personal budget.
If we cannot agree over your care and support plan, or the amount of funding, the plan will need to be reviewed. We will discuss with you ways we can agree your care and support plan, but if you still disagree with our decision, you will be given details of how you may appeal.