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Welcome to managing your care budget

We are freely sharing our lived experience of running Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) in England by offering a wide range of templates available for download, without charge. The templates and other resources will be of use to anyone that employs Personal Assistants (PAs) or carers. To find out more, visit our What is this? page.

Want to contact us? Want to share one of your documents? Then create an account and log in. You can then hop over to the Discussion forum if you want a chat or have questions.

Check out What's New. We now have 77 templates and staffing policies, with many more on their way thanks to you. Have a look at what's popular here.

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We are looking for . . .

We need your stories of what it takes to run a care team in your home. We can then share those stories (anonymously) to raise the profile of this invisible care work. Email your thoughts to us at contact@mycarebudget.org.


Know your way around a PHB?

For those experienced with care budgets, you can go straight to see all our Templates and Staffing policies.


Take it one step at a time

Want to take it one step at a time? Try this approach,


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STARTING OUT: A set of useful links to help you get started with a care budget. Click here

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STAFF RECRUITMENT: Recruiting for staff is new to many people, you want to make sure you have the staff that best fit into your life. Click here

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STAFF MANAGEMENT: Once recruited, you need to look after your staff and manage them so that they feel valued and safe, but also that they are working in the way that you want them to. Click here

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CARING: Caring is what it is all about. Click here

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HOUSEHOLD: All those household chores need to be done in the way that suits you. Click here

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WAV: If you have a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or a car that is used by your staff, that needs to be looked after too. Click here

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RISK ASSESSING: You will need to look around and assess risk. Click here

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THE FINANCIAL SIDE: Money needs to be accounted for. Click here