Direct payments further support
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
You can also contact Care Direct for information.
Elsewhere on the web
- Managing direct payments on the Money Advice Service Go to https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/managing-direct-payments-to-pay-for-the-care-you-need (opens new window)
- Direct payments and personal budgets on NHS Choices Go to http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/direct-payments-personal-budgets.aspx (opens new window)
- Direct payments on Carers UK Go to http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/practical-support/getting-care-and-support/direct-payments (opens new window)
- Employing a personal assistant on Skills for Care Go to http://www.employingpersonalassistants.co.uk/ (opens new window)
- Disclosure and Barring Service: good practice and guidance on employing a personal assistant Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service (opens new window)