Opportunity for Personal Health Budget ‘Lived Experience’ Members

Are you an individual, carer, parent or representative with lived experience of receiving or supporting someone to manage their Personal Health Budget (PHB), Social Care Direct Payment or Integrated Budget?

Are you interested in supporting other people to take up a PHB to have a better quality of life, flexibility, choice and control about how their care and support is received and health outcomes are achieved?

If so, would you like to volunteer as a Lived Experience Member and join the Lived Experience Group?  This is a small working group created to shape and influence the development of person-centred PHB project for NHS Central London Integrated Care Board (NCLICB).

If you are interested in being a Lived Experience Member, please see the Lived Experience Member advert and also the Lived Experience Member role description and summary of responsibilities.

To apply for this role, you must submit a short statement summarising your suitability for the role, outlining how you meet the requirements in the Lived Experience Member role description and summary of responsibilities.

Deadline for applications is:  Monday 13th February 2023 at 12pm.

Lived experience: an individual with a first-hand experience of receiving and/or managing a PHB (Personal Health Budget), Social Care Direct Payment or Integrated Budget (joint funded by social care and the ICB)

What is a Personal Health Budget?

A Personal Health Budget, or PHB, is an amount of money that is used to support an eligible individual’s health and wellbeing needs. This is planned and agreed between them and/or their representative, and the local Integrated Care Board (ICB). To receive a PHB, an individual must have a strength-based person-centred PHB care and support plan – this sets out their assessed needs, desired outcomes and how their PHB will be used to meet their assessed needs.

Personal health budgets:

  • give disabled people and people with long term health conditions more choice, control and flexibility over their health and care
  • provide personal care based around what matters to the individual
  • is not new money, but a different way of spending health funding to meet the needs of an individual.