Mental Health Directory
Designed to quickly direct you to relevant support services
Personal budgets are part of a way of managing your care and support. This is sometimes called personalisation, and is designed to make sure the help you receive suits you as an individual.
You may be eligible for care if you have needs connected with any kind of disability or illness, and those needs prevent you staying well, looking after yourself, your home or your family; or feeling included in your community.
To find out whether you are eligible for a personal budget you can have an assessment with a Care Coordinator from the Community Mental Health Team, or a Social Worker from the council’s social care team. If you need help getting an assessment arranged please ask here: [email protected] and we’ll be able to support you.
If you are assessed as being eligible for social care, and after you have been means tested to see if you need to contribute some money, they will come up with a budget that must cover the cost of meeting your needs. That amount of money can be altered if your needs change.
Your personal budget can be used to purchase services from Mind in West Essex. The cost of a Mind in West Essex Wellbeing Assistant with mental health experience and training is £15.00 per hour.
If you are interested in finding out more or you would like to proceed and arrange for the services of a wellbeing assistant please contact us on:
T: 01279 421308
Complete the Wellbeing Assistant Request Form