Gathering views from speakers of English as a second language
A Personal Health Budget allows patients with long term health conditions to take greater control of their healthcare and support. It gives them more say on how the money is spent on their care, and on the services they receive.
- 38 of the 63 people we interviewed said they would organise their care differently if they had a Personal Health Budget.
- They said it would give them greater choice, flexibility and convenience, as well as the possibility of employing family members who know their needs and preferences.
- About one third of those we spoke to had reservations about managing the budget.