Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability

Following the publication of the ‘Towards Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability in Ireland’ (July 2018) the HSE is introducing a Demonstration Project for Personalised Budgets.    

What is a Personalised Budget?

A personalised budget is an amount of funding that a person with a disability may be considered for by the HSE. If a person qualifies for a Personalised Budget they can make their own arrangements to meet their support needs, instead of having their needs met directly for them by the HSE and HSE funded services providers. People with disabilities currently in receipt of HSE funded services can apply for a personalised budget if they so choose or they can choose to continue with their traditional services from the HSE or a HSE funded service provider.

Personalised Budgets Demonstration Projects Pilot

The HSE is looking for up to 180 adults with a disability to participate in the Demonstration Project over a two year period. The Project will run in two phases, with 90 adults taking part in each phase. Phase 1 will commence from October 2019 and Phase 2 will commence from April 2020.

Who can apply?

  • adults with a disability that are currently in receipt of HSE funded services; provided either directly by the HSE or through the non-statutory sector (including day services, residential services, respite services, rehabilitative training or personal assistance).
  • young people leaving school in 2019 and 2020 that have a commitment to a funded day service can also apply.

Who cannot apply?

  • Children with a disability and Older Persons Services.
  • Individuals not in receipt of HSE funded services, either directly provided by the HSE or through the non- statutory sector.
  • Adults currently in receipt of HSE funded services where the associated funding cannot be unbundled.

Download the documentation

Towards Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability in Ireland Report of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets

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