Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets are a way of personalising care, based around what matters to people and their individual strengths and needs.

A Personal Health Budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare and wellbeing needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative, and the local Clinical Commissioning Group. It isn’t new money, but a different way of spending health funding to meet the needs of an individual.

A Personal Health Budget may be used for a range of things to meet agreed health and wellbeing outcomes. This can include therapies, personal care and equipment although there are some restrictions in how the budget can be spent.

Personal Health Budgets are currently available in Islington within the following services:



Who can get a Personal
Health Budget?

Which organisations are involved?

How individuals can apply?

Who to contact

Adults NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC)

Adults eligible for NHS CHC, including those transitioning into adult services from children’s services.

Islington Community Continuing Healthcare Team, Whittington Health,

Islington Council and Islington CCG.

If you already receive support from the NHS CHC service, please speak with your CHC Nurse.

More information is available here

or from the

Islington Continuing Healthcare Team

Children and Young People’s NHS Continuing Care

Children and Young People, who have been assessed as eligible for NHS Continuing Care including those transitioning from children to adult services.

Islington CCG and Islington Council Continuing Care Team

You can ask your Continuing Care Clinical Nurse Specialist or your Social Worker about applying for a Personal Health Budget

More information is available here


Islington Children’s Commissioning Manager

Children and Young People’s Personal Health Budgets

Islington is piloting Personal Health Budgets for children and young people in care, or leaving care, who have mental health needs which aren’t being met through traditional services.

Social workers and health professionals identify children and young people who they think could benefit from a Personal Health Budget.


Islington Council Social Care Teams

Islington CCG

You can ask your social worker about Choice and Control if you think a Personal Health Budget might work for you.

Islington Council Social Care Team or

Islington CCG

Personal Wheelchair Budgets – children, young people and adults

People of all ages with a long-term disability that limits mobility if they are registered with a GP in Islington or Camden.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Please speak to your GP or your lead health or social care professional, for example a consultant, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or social worker.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Wheelchair service


Adults who are registered with an Islington GP and have all of the following:

  • a long-term condition, for example, diabetes or COPD
  • a mental health problem or a physical health condition, which is making your mental health worse
  • care needs which mean you need assistance with daily living and maintaining your independence or social interaction

Islington CCG,

Age UK Islington and

Islington Council Payments Team

We are no longer accepting referrals for this pilot service.

Islington CCG

Health and care providers in Islington will be looking to expand the above offer to new service areas over the next few years. Future offers may include Section 117 after-care, mental health, maternity, end of life care, equipment, long-term conditions and social prescribing.