In Control supports NHSE to introduce personal health budgets for children

NHS England (NHSE) has commissioned In Control to deliver an in-depth programme of work over the next six months.

The programme will see In Control working with four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and their local authority partners to help them introduce personal health budgets for children with continuing healthcare needs ahead of legislation coming into force in April 2014. The legislation will mean that from this date everyone with continuing healthcare needs will have the right to ask for a personal health budget. From October 2014, this legislation will be further strengthened enabling people to have the 'right to have' a personal health budget.

We are in the process of finalising the detail of the programme with NHSE and will be in a position to announce the work and the areas in which it will take place shortly.

If you would like to find out more about this programme please get in touch with

To find out more about our other work to help children's services deliver self-directed support and personalisation please visit our Children's Programme pages.



2 comments for “In Control supports NHSE to introduce personal health budgets for children”

  1. Gravatar of Susan Zur-SzpiroSusan Zur-Szpiro
    posted 10 December 2013 at 21:15:30


    I tried to get a personal health budget from our local authority, Camden, without success which I simply could not understand due to our son's multiple and complex health problems and severe special needs. He is now 20. Can you advise about this, given his age? Thanks Susan

  2. Gravatar of Julie StansfieldJulie Stansfield
    posted 11 December 2013 at 23:18:39

    Hi Susan,
    Yes drop an email to us at with your telephone number and we will give you a ring to discuss.

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Last Updated : 10 December 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.