Advice and practical support if you are considering direct payments.

You can find more advice and practical support locally and nationally to help you make decisions about direct payments. It's a good idea to do some research and gather information at an early stage.

Some people can manage their direct payment without help. If you do need help, providers can help with things like:

  • setting up a direct payment
  • making the most of your direct payment
  • buying support from a home care agency
  • employing a personal assistant

You may have to pay for some of the help they give you. We'll give you more help and advice about how it works.

Local direct payment support providers

West of England Centre for Independent Living (WECIL)


You can also contact Care Direct for information

If you live in north Bristol you can also contact:

Greenway Care Connect - Southmead Development Trust