About Direct Payments
If you have are eligible for support from social care, you may choose to have a Direct Payment which puts you, or someone you trust, in control of the care and support you receive.
This means you can:
- consider what personal goals you have
- find care and support services that will help you meet those goals
- spend your Direct Payment on the care and support services that you feel will best meet your needs
- enjoy the flexibility of being able to access the care and support services whenever and wherever is best for you
How it works
There's a process that we must follow before you can be given a Direct Payment.
You'll have a needs assessment so we can identify what your care needs are (often referred to as 'eligible needs').
Last updated 13 November 2023