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
A report for:
- Voluntary, community and socialenterprise sector (VCSE)
- 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.