What a personal health budget is and who can get one, for young people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).

Personal health budget

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support your health and wellbeing needs. 

With a personal health budget you can manage your own healthcare and support such as treatments, equipment and personal care. 

It is different to a personal budget, which is for your social care and support needs . You can have both a personal budget and a personal health budget. 

Personal health budgets for young people with SEND

Personal wheelchair budget 

A personal wheelchair budget supports people's choice of wheelchair and enables independent living. Find out more on the NHS England website, where there are two real life video stories about suporting people's choice of wheelchair Go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/personal-health-budgets/personal-wheelchair-budgets/ (opens new window).

Talk to your GP or contact the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group about how to get a personal wheelchair budget Go to (opens new window).

Personal health budget for young people aged 0 to 25 with a learning disability 

Personal health budgets help young people with a learning disability to live independently. 

Find out about personal health budgets Go to https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/health-advice-and-support/personal-health-budgets/ (opens new window) on the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group website.

Talk to your GP or contact the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group about how to get a personal health budget Go to https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/health-advice-and-support/personal-health-budgets/who-can-have-personal-health-budget/ (opens new window).