Carer’s personal budget


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The carer’s personal budget is a one-off payment you may receive, as a carer for an adult. It’s used to meet your eligible needs where they cannot be met in other ways. You could use the payment for:

  • leisure activities
  • education and training
  • improving your own care or wellbeing

You’ll need to have a carer’s assessment to find out if you’re eligible.

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More about the carer’s personal budget

  • The amount you get will depend on your needs based on the carer’s assessment we do with you.
  • You cannot use it to pay for goods or services you have already bought, or to pay for utilities and household bills.