Direct Payments are made by the local authorities to individuals who have been assessed as needing help with care.
The use of a Direct Payment can facilitate the employment of a personal assistant or to pay a care agency to provide the support that is required. Direct payments can also be used to pay for short breaks or respite care when assessed as being needed by the local authorities.
Our role in managing our client’s requirements is unique to our clients social care needs.
Should an individual feel that they would benefit from a direct payment it may be worth contacting their local authority to see if an assessment can be arranged to determine eligibility.