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Direct Payments

Budget managed by council

We can arrange your care and support based on the care and support plan you have agreed with us, and use your Direct Payment to pay for it.

This option may be ideal for you if you’re worried about managing money and/or the people you'll employ.

How it works

We arrange your care. We’ll spend your Direct Payment on meeting the needs identified in your care and support plan. We may commission services external to the council or use our in-house services.

We’ll make sure that:

  • we get value for money
  • you are satisfied with your support
  • we tell you exactly what we spend your Direct Payment on

Your contribution

Unless your assessment shows that you do not have to pay anything, we’ll send you a bill for your care every 4 weeks.

Your charges will be worked out from the date your care and support services started. We will only bill you for the amount your assessment has shown you can afford to pay.

Last updated 13 November 2023