Definition or reference in primary legislation
Care Act 2014, S.31
(1) This section applies where--
(a) a personal budget for an adult specifies an amount which the local authority must pay towards the cost of meeting the needs to which the personal budget relates, and
(b) the adult requests the local authority to meet some or all of those needs by making payments to the adult or a person nominated by the adult.
(2) If conditions 1 to 4 are met, the local authority must, subject to regulations under section 33, make the payments to which the request relates to the adult or nominated person.
Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
If you receive direct payments from the council to arrange your own care and support, you can choose someone you trust to receive these payments on your behalf. This person is called your 'nominated person' and is different to a 'suitable person', who receives direct payments on behalf of someone who does not have mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.