Direct payments - policy and procedures
August 2018 - Please note that this page and the Direct Payments Policy is currently being updated.
We provide a wide range of services to people. One of these services is called Direct Payments.
The purpose of the Direct Payments policy is to provide guidance for Adult Social Care staff in the management and administration of setting up direct payment arrangements.
Through Direct Payments people can receive money with which to
- arrange their own domiciliary care
- employ their own personal assistant, or
- to buy a service that meets their assessed needs.
This means that they get control of the money and the care package and this gives them an incentive to make sure the money is spent properly on services they really need. The aim of Direct Payments is to increase opportunities for independence, social inclusion and enhanced self-esteem.
Please see Direct Payment Agreements below for further information: