Direct payment is cash payment given to you to buy your own care services. It allows people the opportunity to arrange and manage their own care, bringing choice, flexibility, independence and control. You can get a direct payment if you are eligible for social care or carers services. They are paid as an alternative to services the council provides or those services arranged by others. All individuals receiving, needing or eligible to receive a direct payment can use this service, as an alternative to services directly provided or arranged by the council.
To receive a direct payment you must be assessed as needing a community care service (including mental health), or a carer's service. You must also be: willing to receive a direct payment in place of the service; able to state your preferences and make choices; capable of managing the direct payment, with help if needed.
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