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Personal Health Budgets (PHB's)

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Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,804 Trailblazing
edited July 2023 in Benefits and income
Are any of you on a PHB ?
Are they set up by the NHS/GP's or Local Authority ?
I live in a different LA to the location of my GP - Will that cause problems ?
Do carers also get a PHB to spend on alternative carers for the caree (when they are, for example ill, themselves) - if so are they means tested for carers ?
Any downsides to PHB ?

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    I feel like a complete novice @Wibbles. What does a PHB stand for? I don't think I am on a PHB but, then again, I would not know if I do not know what it is  :p Does anyone else have anything to share about PHB's and the NHS?  :)
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,804 Trailblazing
    edited May 2023
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    P.H.B personal health budget
    https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/help-with-health-costs/what-is-a-personal-health-budget/
    It appears that if you receive "NHS continuing Healthcare,", you are entitled to a PHB
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,804 Trailblazing
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    This also includes Personal Wheelchair budgets !
    I intend to email england.personalhealthbudgets@nhs.net to ask how this works

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Scope online community team
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    Did you hear back from your email @Wibbles?
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,804 Trailblazing
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    Did you hear back from your email @Wibbles?

    No - my email "bounced"
    I will have to find another address  to use
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    Have you had any further luck @Wibbles?

    It looks like you need to search for your local integrated care board to make further enquiries.
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,804 Trailblazing
    edited August 2023
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    I asked my council OT for more info on PHB's and this was totally ignored by her.......
    I am to be supplied with a NHS electric wheelchair in a few months (when the house extension is finished (with level access to the outside world)) - so that will mean that I am given a wheelchair budget - which I can then use to DEMAND a PHB ?
    I guess that I still need a Care Needs Assessment first
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