Creating your care and support plan
Once you have agreed with your social care worker what you want to achieve, you will need to develop a care and support plan which describes how you will use your your personal budget to achieve the results you want (your outcomes). You can do this with the social care worker, by yourself (with or without support), or you can ask someone else to do it for you.
You will need to agree your care and support plan with your social care worker.
Other sources of funding or support will be taken into account when completing your care and support plan. This is because social care funding cannot be used to pay for things such as NHS-funded care, regular household bills or for needs that are already being met.
Support Brokerage Service
We want you to be able to get good advice and support when you are planning how to spend your personal budget. Once you have agreed the goals you want to achieve you will be referred to our Support Brokerage Service.
A support broker will help you think about the many ways you can get care and support, help find the right services for you and work out the costs involved.
If you have learning disabilities or mental health needs a social care worker will help you develop your support plan. You will not be referred to a support broker.