The Government have written some guidance aimed at people who receive support via personal budgets or personal health budgets – and take this via a direct payment. It is also relevant to individuals employed via the direct payment, family members, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and providers. Please see a link to the guidance below.
Who the Q&A is for
For people who receive support via personal budgets or personal health budgets – and take this via a direct payment. It sets out key messages to support planning and responding to the international pandemic, help slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the possibility of hospital admission as the outbreak progresses across the country.
This Q&A has been developed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) based on questions and concerns raised by members of the public. It has been contributed to by multiple departments, organisations and charities, including Think Local Act Personal, In-Control, Skills for Care, and NHS England and NHS Improvement, including the Personalised Care Strategic Coproduction Group.
This Q&A will be a working document and will be regularly updated to take into account any new guidance published, and also to respond to any new issues or concerns raised by members of the public. For any concerns or questions that are not reflected within this guidance (or other published guidance), please submit these to email@example.com. These will be considered for future iterations.
It should be read alongside the national guidance for individuals receiving care and support through direct payments.
You can read the full set of questions and answers here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-people-receiving-direct-payments/coronavirus-covid-19-qa-for-people-receiving-a-personal-budget-or-personal-health-budget