A film has been produced starring people in Leeds who talk about the difference using a personal budget has made to their lives. You can watch clips from the Personal Budgets in Leeds film here (you will need video viewing software like Flash or Windows Media Player). Please be patient as the films load quite slowly on some older computers.
There's more about self directed support on Leeds City Council's website.
If you would like to find out more about personal budgets and direct payments from people who already use them, visit the website of the Personal Budget Peer Support Network.