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Befriending Service Glossary Term

A scheme whereby an individual is given support in the form of friendship, sometimes helping with shopping or simply being someone to talk to and to ensure the individual is happy and safe.
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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Glossary Term

Terminology used in social care and other fields to refer to people from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.
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Budget - Indicative Glossary Term

An Indicative Budget gives a rough idea of how much a Personal Budget will be.
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Budget - Individual Glossary Term

An Individual Budget is money given to people for them to buy in the services or equipment they need to meet their assessed care needs. Individual budgets differ fromp ersonal budgets in that they pool funding resources from a variety of places, making the system easier to navigate. An Individual Budget can include a Personal Budget from a local authority as well as money from other sources, such as the Independent Living Fund (ILF) or Supporting People funding.
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Budget - Managed Glossary Term

When a local authority looks after a person's Personal Budget, it is called a Managed Budget. The person still knows how much it amounts to and what it is being spent on, but they don't receive any actual monies.
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Budgets - Personal Glossary Term

A Personal Budget is money which is allocated to someone by a local authority to pay for their assessed support or care needs. Personal Budgets are similar to Individual Budgets, but they are made up solely of local authority social care funding. Personal Budgets do not draw in any payments from other organisations outside of the local authority, so people would have to contact these organisations separately to receive additional support (for example, personal budgets do not include Supporting People Funding, which would need to be applied for separately). People can take their Personal Budget as a direct payment (choosing themselves how their care needs are met and by whom), leave councils with the responsibility to commission the services, or elect to have some combination of the two.
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