Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability

The HSE is looking for up to 180 adults with a disability to participate in the Personalised Budgets Demonstration project over a two year period. They are looking for participants who access day services, residential services, respite services, Rehabilitative Training, personal assistance, they are also looking to have a good geographic spread across the country.

What is a Personalised Budget

Personalised Budgets can provide individuals with disabilities with more choice and control over the services and supports they receive. A personalised budget is an amount of funding that a person with a disability may be considered for by the HSE. If a person qualifies for a Personalised Budget they can make their own arrangements to meet their support needs, instead of having their needs met directly for them by the HSE and HSE funded services providers. People with disabilities currently in receipt of HSE funded services can apply for a personalised budget if they so choose. People with disabilities who are currently in receipt of HSE funded services can also choose to continue with their traditional services from the HSE or a HSE funded service provider.

The HSE will be testing three different models, (a) a person managed fund, (b) a co-managed fund with a service provider and (c) a broker managed fund.


Who can apply to participate in the Personalised Budgets Demonstration Project:

  • All Adults with a disability that are currently in receipt of HSE funded services, either directly provided by the HSE or through the non- statutory sector.
  • Young people leaving school in 2020 that have a commitment to a funded day service.


Who cannot apply:

  • Children with a disability and Older Persons Services.
  • Individuals not in receipt of HSE funded services, either directly provided by the HSE or through the non- statutory sector.
  • Adults currently in receipt of HSE funded services where the associated funding cannot be unbundled.


For further information, please read the Personalised Budgets Demonstration flyer which covers the project in more detail.

To send in an expression of interest for the project, please download and fill in the Personalised Budgets Pilot Expression of Interest Form – If your are a person with Down syndrome and would like to fill in your own form, there is also an Easy to Read Personalised Budgets Pilot Expression of Interest Form.

The closing date for Expression of Interest is September 7th, 2020 – No Expression of Interest will be considered after this date.


Please return your completed Expression of Interest Form on or before September 7th 2020 via email to or by post to:

Personalised Budgets Demonstration Projects Office,

Community Strategy and Planning,

Health Service Executive,

St. Canice’s Campus,

Dublin Road,

Kilkenny R95 P231

If you have any questions, please contact the Personalised Budgets Demonstration Projects Office on 056 7784403 or via email at

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