Money and finances

Personal budgets and direct payments  

A personal budget is the amount of money paid to you to help pay for services to meet your social care needs. 

Your adult care assessment will identify these needs. You can have your personal budget paid: 

  • directly to you in a direct payment 
  • to a ‘nominated person’ who manages money for you
  • to a service provider 
  • as a combination of the above 

For further details, you can read about personal budgets.


You can claim benefits or get financial help, like:

Further information 

Managing money   

For further help on how to budget online, visit: