Personal Health Budgets 2018: What every voluntary, community and social enterprise needs to know

Personal health budgets are being offered to people to help them take charge of their healthcare and choose new kinds of support that are the best fit with their lives. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector could and should play a big part in making that change happen, both by helping people to access and use personal health budgets, and also through providing new kinds of support to choose from and purchase.

VCSE organisations need to understand and prepare for the changes and opportunities which personal health budgets will bring. By VCSE organisations being part of designing and delivering those changes in local areas, many more people will be able to use their personal health budget as a route to healthcare which genuinely helps them to transform the experience of living with a long term condition.

A report for:

  • Voluntary, community and socialenterprise sector (VCSE) organisations.
  • Health professionals and commisioners.

This guide shares some of the ways that voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations offer support for people who have a personal health budget and their families. It includes a series of case studies and recommendations for voluntary sector organisations and their partners.

Last Updated : 19 February 2018. Page Author: philippa.barker.