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The Care Act 2014 - Personal Budgets

Overview

Everyone whose needs are met by the local authority, whether those needs are eligible, or if the authority has chosen to meet other needs, must receive a personal budget as part of the care and support plan, or support plan.

Audience

This course is aimed at:

  • People who have a role in care and support planning and the deployment of personal budgets
  • Staff employed by local authorities and other organisations who are responsible for care and support planning and the administration and monitoring of personal budgets
  • Managers of people undertaking care and support planning and the deployment of personal budgets

    About this course

    This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.

    Objectives

    In this course you will learn about:

  • Elements of the personal budget
  • Elements of care and support that are excluded from the personal budget
  • Calculating the personal budget
  • Agreeing the final budget
  • Use of the personal budget
  • Use of a carer’s personal budget
  • Carers’ personal budgets where the adult being cared for does not have eligible needs
  • Appeals and disputes

    Content

    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    History of personal budgets; Choice and control; The personal budget; Elements of the personal budget; Additional charges; Intermediate care and reablement; Types of intermediate care; Elements of care and support that are excluded from the personal budget; Calculating the personal budget; Three principles; Agreeing the final budget; Changing the way a personal budget is provided; Increasing the amount of a personal budget; Decreasing the amount of a personal budget; Employing a personal assistant; Paying for a personal assistant; Use of the personal budget; Individual service fund; Using ISFs to promote wellbeing; Use of a carer’s personal budget; Carers’ personal budgets where the adult being cared for does not have eligible needs; Joint assessments; Appeals / disputes