Law change means 100,000 more people will get personal health budgets : Welfare Weekly


A change in law means people who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have greater choice and control in managing their own health and care.

From 2 December, everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to a personal health budget.

Personal health budgets are planned and agreed between individuals and clinicians, giving people greater choice, flexibility and control over their health and care support.

A personal health budget could be spent on specially adapted wheelchairs designed to maximise independence, a choice of personal care assistants who can be trained to meet the individual’s needs, and exercise classes to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, gain confidence and reduce stress.

 

Source: Law change means 100,000 more people will get personal health budgets : Welfare Weekly

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