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Direct payments for personal care

St Helens Adult Social Care 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 home care, day care and respite.

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

How do I get a Direct Payment?

If you want to have a Direct Payment instead of your current community care service, please speak with your Care Manager.

Further information for direct payments