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100,000 More People to be Given Personal Health Budgets

A change in the law means people who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have greater choice and control in managing their own health and care.

Following new legislation, from 2 December 2020 everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to a personal health budget.

Personal health budgets are planned and agreed between individuals and clinicians, giving people greater choice, flexibility and control over their health and care support.

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