Test Budgets for Substance Misuse Recovery

Who is it for? 
Test budgets are for people in recovery from substance misuse
What does it do? 

The test budgets for recovery tool helps the person in recovery decide which of the recovery outcomes they want to focus on and to think through how they might use their budget to do this. It records progress made in spending the budget. It contains an invoice designed to ensure that the payment of the test budget will not impact on benefits.

How can you use it? 
Test budgets can be used to give people the opportunity to try out different recovery activities and supports before including them in their support plans. They can give people the opportunity to try managing small sums of money before deciding on which SDS option to choose. Test budgets can be useful myth busting tools, demonstrating that people do make good decisions about what to spend their budgets on.