Personal budgets help people to make choices about their care. They are part of a government agenda in care called 'personalisation' (in England). Personalisation aims to give individuals independence, choice and control over the support they use, putting them at the centre of their own care.
A crucial part of giving people control is providing information, advice and advocacy, so that people are able to make informed choices. This is particularly important for people with dementia, who may need additional support to make decisions.