Personal Health Budgets

Communities at the heart of health & wellbeing: Embracing the power of our people and places in Greater Manchester 

Thursday 19th July 2018

Convened by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership,over 300 health and social care professionals, representatives from the voluntary, community, social enterprise sector, the wider public sector, and people from across Greater Manchester and beyond gathered to celebrate the progress being made in GM to ensure that genuinely person and community centred approaches, such as social prescribing and personal health budgets, are at the herart of all health and care services. 

To view the presentation delivered by Jon Rouse, Chief Executive GM Health & Social Care Partnership at this event, click here. 

For more information, please email the GM Person and Community Centred Approaches Team via 

Greater Manchester VCSE Assembly: Personal Health Budgets

Wednesday 30th May 2018

 A personal budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare, wellbeing and/or social care needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative, and the local funding social care or NHS body. It isn’t new money, but a different way of spending health/social care funding to meet the needs of an individual. Personal budgets are one way to give people with long term health conditions and disabilities more choice and control over the money spent on meeting their health and wellbeing needs.

This assembly event, facilitated by Paul Donovan, Senior Advisor, Person and Community Centered Approachs at GMHSCP, was aimed at those in the VCSE community who wanted to gain a greater insight into this area of personalisation taking place across the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care economy. It also provided an opportunity to understand the framework of support that is required for budgets holders – from support planning (as part of a brokerage service) to acting as a third party where a charity or organisation can oversee someone’s support. The event also provided opportunities to develop the types of support that budget holders could potentially purchase (within the eligibility criteria of the funding authority).

This event was partly about information giving as above but was also used to explore with GM VCSE organisations what could be done to include interested parties in this area of development going forward.

Event programme 

Speaker Presentation - Personal Support Budget Framework 

Speaker Presentation  - Personal Health Budgets


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