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Direct Payments

The Integrated Health & Social Care Services department can offer a Direct Payment to people who are eligible for care and support, instead of the council arranging community care for you. This allows you to purchase your own support including domiciliary care, day care and respite.

Using a Direct Payment will give you choice and control. You will become an employer who can employ your own carers (often called PAs or Personal Assistants), or a care agency of your choice. This means you are in control of how, and when, you get the help and support you need.

The charging policy will also apply to you if you choose to receive a Direct Payment. The amount you are assessed to pay will be deducted from your Direct Payment.

To access Direct Payments you will need an assessment of your care needs. Please get in touch with Contact Cares on 01744 676767.