Information on Personal Budget/Direct Payment

If an assessment by a local council shows that care services should be provided, you or the person you are looking after, have a right to ask for a direct payment instead of having the service arranged by a local council.

This cash payment allows you to organise care services yourself, enabling you to choose the services that are appropriate.  Some people use the money to buy care from an agency whilst others will directly employ their own staff, or pay members of their own family to do the care.

Please see the links below for further information on a Personal Budget and Direct Payments:

NHS UK Direct Payments Information

Age UK Direct Payments Information


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