Direct Payments

What are Direct Payments?

Direct Payments are local authority funding which enables you to pay for your own care and support needs.

The Direct Payments and Support Planning Team can offer you support with:

Support Planning

Your support plan gives details of your support needs and how those needs will be met. We can work with you to create an individual plan.

Support Brokerage

Advice and information about services, activities and alternative support in the community.


We can help you through the whole process: drafting and placing a job advert, interviewing, requesting references and DBS checks.


Advice on basic employer responsibilities including contracts, annual leave, employer’s liability insurance and employment issues.

Paying for Staff and Services

This doesn’t have to be daunting; we can help you find a service to suit your needs.


We can help you understand how your Direct Payment can be spent and what is affordable.

If you would like more information please contact Direct Payments on 01773 742165 or email



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