Manchester City Council

Social care & support Help for someone who needs care or support

Managing your support budget

Once you know your support budget and the agreed outcomes it will deliver, there are a number of ways you can manage your support.

You can choose:

  • to have the Council organise your support for you within the levels of your budget and make all the payments. We call this a Virtual Budget. Any contribution you make towards the cost of your support package is paid to the Council.
  • to organise your support yourself, manage your budget and make all the payments yourself. We call this a Cash Individual Budget.
  • someone else to organise your support for you, manage your budget and make all the payments on your behalf. We call this an Individual Service Fund.

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