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Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

What is a personal budget?

A personal budget is the amount of money Essex County Council has worked out you need to pay for your care and support needs. 

Visit Essex County Council to find out the different ways you can take a personal budget.

What are direct payments?

Direct payments are payments Essex County Council make to you so you can arrange the care and support they have agreed you need. You can arrange and pay for your own care and support instead of the Council doing it for you.

Visit Essex County Council for more information on direct payments.

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