Services Advocacy and Engagement Information & Advice Common questions What can I use a personal budget for? A personal budget can give you more choice, flexibility and control about the way support is provided A personal budget can only be spent on meeting social care needs as agreed in your support plan. It is not an additional welfare benefit. You can spend you personal budget in a way which meets your support needs and agreed outcomes. This will be decided through the development of your support plan in partnership with your care manager.