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What can Direct Payments be used for?

A Direct Payment can be used for a number of different things, as long as it meets your assessed need.

You could employ a Personal Assistant (PA) of your choice to help you with:

  • tasks such as washing, dressing, shopping and cleaning
  • getting out and about in the community to do what you enjoy


  • you could use the money to buy one-off equipment that supports your needs.
  • you can arrange your own support services from an agency.

The Direct Payment will be put in place to help to maximise your independence, health, wellbeing and safety.

For further information contact the Direct Payment Support Service:

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