Eligibility

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Direct Payments

Direct payments are local council payments for people who have been assessed as needing help from social services, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them directly from the local council.

 

A person must be able to give their consent to receiving direct payments and be able to manage them even if they need help to do this on a day-to-day basis.

 

HOW MUCH CAN YOU GET

The amount you will receive will depend on the assessment your council makes of your needs.

 

HOW IS IT PAID

Direct payments are made directly into your bank, building society, Post Office or National Savings account.

 

If you need someone who cares for you to collect your money, or you are registered blind, payment can be made by sending a cheque which can be cashed at the Post Office.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR DIRECT PAYMENTS

If you already get services, ask your local council about direct payments.

 

If you are applying for services for the first time, your social worker should discuss the direct payments option with you when they access your care needs.

 

Use the link below to search for your local council website where you can find out more or apply online. Please note that this service is only available for English councils.

 

Find out more and/or apply for direct payments locally