At Haringey London we want to give local people more choice and control over the care and support they receive. This means that you are able to decide what you want, how it should be provided and by whom.
Personal budgets are the way we help people pay for that.
A Personal Budget is an amount of money that some people who have high care needs are eligible for. It includes the assessed contribution you pay and we provide money in addition to make the full amount. You can have choice, freedom and flexibility over how and when your care is arranged - it puts you in control.
Being older or disabled does not mean our lives stop, and we should be able to continue to see our friends and family, go shopping, see a film, listen to music, go to the pub or café in just the same way as we did before. A young person who is disabled should have the same opportunities as anyone else.
If you are eligible, you will be able to take all or part of your Personal Budget as a Direct Paymentto pay for your own support, either by employing individuals yourself or purchasing support through an agency. It is tax-free and does not affect your benefits or income.
The Direct Payments team at Haringey can support you arrange and manage a Direct Payment and this site can put you in touch with local people you might want to employ as a Personal Care Assistant.
Please contact us for further information as follows:
If you are a resident looking to find out more about direct payments call 0208 489 8456, email email@example.com or visit our website here.
If you are a Personal Care Assistant looking for work you can register on this site to make contact with prospective employers, call 020 8489 2969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org