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Care and Support Charging and Financial Assessment Framework

23. Glossary of terms

Term Definition
Assessed weekly charge This is the amount of money you will be expected to pay towards your costs of care and is based on your financial assessment.
Commissioned package of care A commissioned service means care, support or supervision that has been arranged and paid for on a client's behalf by a public authority such as: In the case of personal care, a local authority adult social care department.
CPIH Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs
Direct payment Direct payments are payments for people who have been assessed as needing help from social services, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them directly from the Council.
Personal budget A Personal Budget is an agreed amount of money that is allocated to you personally by your local Council (and other funding streams) following an assessment of your care and support needs. A personal budget is a statement of the amount of money needed to meet your eligible social care needs.