Direct payments could be for you if:
- you wish to retain or take control of your own care and support services
- you would like more choice in selecting the products and services that meet your specific needs
How to apply for direct payments
If you already receive care services, ask your local council about direct payments.
If you’re applying for care services for the first time, your social worker should discuss the direct payments option with you when they assess your care needs.
If you live in England, Wales or Scotland apply for direct payments via the GOV.UK website.
If you live in Northern Ireland, find out more about direct payments on the nidirect website
For more information, please click here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/direct-payments-personal-budgets/