Personal Health Budgets

How you can receive your personal health budget

Your personal health budget (PHB) can be managed in one of three different ways.

  • You can have a direct payment PHB where the money in the budget is paid directly to you, and you can make your own arrangements to purchase the services and the support you need. For example, care, therapies, and equipment.
  • You can have a third party/managed account PHB. This is where your budget is managed by a third-party organisation
  • You can have a notional PHB. Under this arrangement your budget is managed by the continuing health care placements team here at the ICB. That team will work with you on what you need and will purchase services on your behalf.

You can also choose to receive your budget as a combination of the three options above.