Direct Payments

The Direct Payments scheme is a UK Government initiative that allows you to receive a personal budget from your council to help you pay for the care and support you need day-to-day. 

It gives you more flexibility, control and choice over arranging your support than if you were to take the traditional route of it being arranged by your council.

It allows you full responsibility of your care by either employing a personal care assistant or commissioning services for yourself. 

This scheme is available in England, Scotland and Wales. However, if you live in Scotland or Wales, you will need to contact your council directly. To be eligible, you must also be over the age of 16 and have been assessed by social services.

You can use a direct payment for a variety of things, such as services, equipment or activities that meet your social care needs. 

Like many people, you may decide to choose a support provider, like Complete Independence, to take on all the employment duties and responsibilities and include this in the amount it charges.

At Complete Independence, we can assist you with managing support, timesheets, and the administrative load to make the support provision as seem as manageable as possible

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