The Care Act - Personal Budgets
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.
This course is aimed at:
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.
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.
In this course you will learn about:
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