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100,000 more people to be given personal health budgets

From 2 December, people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act and everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair, will have access to a personal health budget. Personal health budgets give people flexibility, greater control and choice over their health and care support. Over 70,000 people are already benefit. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the health system will increase access so that up to 200,000 people can receive one by 2024. Find out more.