Funding and Budgets
If you or a family member have been assessed by your local council as having an eligible need, you may be assessed for a personal budget (or ‘individual budget’). Your personal budget is a pot of money that is separate from any benefits you may receive and is allocated to fund your support.
Planning your support
Independent Options can also help you to create an outcome focused Support Plan, which will outline how you plan to spend your money, what your goals are and what support you need in order to accomplish those aspirations. We will refer back to this regularly to make sure that you’re achieving what you would like to.
Living with others
Independent Options offers a bespoke service tailored to meet individuals’ needs. We can support people to meet other prospective tenants who wish to share a home to enable them to live with people of similar ages, interests and personalities. Independent Options can help you to facilitate this process, and we ensure you always have the final say on who you live with.
Finding a property
Independent Options will always work in close consultation with you about your housing options and you will always be involved in the decision making about the property you choose to live in. We work closely with housing associations, including Care Housing Association, to provide accessible, high quality, and sustainable housing options. Adaptions will be made to the property to ensure it is tailored to each individuals’ needs, including modifications that are completed to a high standard.