Having a choice

The Nurture Project is thrilled that Norfolk County Council have accredited the project as a Day Service Opportunities Provider. This will mean that local people living with mild to moderate mental ill health can now access the project through their personal health budgets.

Personal health budgets are a way of offering individuals with long term health conditions greater choice and control in how primary care and statutory bodies support them in improving their health and managing their care. Personal health budgets are a tool to support more recovery focused services by allowing individuals to define their own outcomes and design their own packages of care and support.

The personal health budget evaluation, researched by the Department of Health, found that personal health budgets had particularly positive impacts for people living with mental ill health.