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What are Direct Payments?

If you are currently in receipt of care and support via Social Services, a Direct Payment can be used a flexible and alternative way of having this service delivered.

A Direct Payment is cash payment given to you by the Council, so you are able to arrange your own care and support by employing a Personal Assistant (PA), but still with the support of the Council. This is a way of replacing a traditional package of care as usually put in place by the Local Authority.

By choosing a Direct Payment as a way of having your support delivered, it can mean:

  • more choice and control over the type of services you receive, and who provides it.
  • more flexibility in how and when the support is provided.

Direct Payments Booklet

  • Direct Payment Information Booklet (PDF 671 KB)

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For Further information contact the Direct Payment Support Service:

Direct Payment Support Service
(01639) 686812 (01639) 686812 voice +441639686812