Personal Budgets Team

The Personal Budget Team

Within the team there are: Independent Living Advisors,Support Brokers and Audit Assistants who can help you in the following ways.:

Support available from the Personal Budgets Team

When you receive a Personal Budget you will be contacted by an Support Broker who will come and visit you to explain about the scheme in detail.

They can support you in the following  ways:

  • Advising on all aspects of  Direct  Payments/Personal Budgets
  • Guidance around the responsibilities of becoming an employer
  • Guidance on how to be a fair employer and  how to resolve conflict 
  • Providing information to help you make an informed choice
  • Supporting you to liaise with providers ,such as agencies
  • Advice and assistance to recruit a suitable personal assistant
  • Supporting at times of crisis. For example assisting to find cover when regular personal assistants are unavailable.

Support Brokers are also available to help you to make the most out of your  Personal Budget and to use it more creatively; with a personal budget you may be able to purchase equipment and access mainstream services such as tutors, educational courses, and therapies in order to meet your social care needs. The  Support Brokers  can support you to write up your support plan, research the outcomes that are identified in your support plan, and support you in making your plan happen. They will help you to create a support plan which will establish how you want to spend your Personal Budget to meet your social care needs.

Audit

Your Personal Budget account needs to be audited regularly. This requires you to keep all of the  paperwork relating to your personal Budget account . The audit team can assist you to complete your audits and are available to visit you at home to do this.

You can also send the required information into the team and they will complete it on your behalf.

Personal Budget Team

If you would like to register for PA jobs supporting disabled people with Trafford Council's Personal Budget Team please complete the application form.

Useful contacts

Trafford Council (Personal Budgets team)
Address: Sale Waterside, Waterside House, Sale Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF
Phone: 0161 912 2701
Fax: 0161 912 5812
Email: direct.payments@trafford.gov.uk

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