- Individual budget
We have changed the way people receive social care services in the City of London. Instead of providing traditional homecare services to people with eligible care needs, we are offering individual budgets so people can choose the services that will improve their health and wellbeing for themselves.
What is an individual budget?
An individual budget is an amount of money given to someone with critical or substantial social care needs to help them stay as independent as possible. A person receiving an individual budget can choose how to spend this money on services to meet their needs and control how those services are delivered.
The budget can be made up of the following:
- Funding from the City of London (based on an assessment of your social care needs and a financial assessment)
- A contribution from the service user (depending on a financial assessment)
- Other funding sources such as from a charity or a family member
Everyone who is eligible to receive help from the City of London, will now get that support in the form of an individual budget.
Find out if you are eligible for a carer's individual budget if you:
- look after someone who you believe is entitled to social care services
- are considered a career and entitled to a carer's assessment