Choosing Option 2 means that you can decide and direct us on how you want to spend your personal budget, but we will hold your budget for you. This means that we purchase the services for you on your behalf but you do not have the responsibilities of holding the funds.
This option allows you the flexibility of using self-directed support while also benefiting from our workers checking you have sufficient funding in place to purchase the services you direct us to purchase on your behalf. This also means you do not have to submit any financial returns.
The only thing you cannot use Option 2 for is recruiting your own personal assistant. This is because to do that you must sign up to being an employer and the council cannot do this on your behalf. If you are interested in doing this read more about Option 1.
Before setting up any support you will need to have an assessment to make sure you are eligible for this.