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Direct Payments

Definition: Direct Payments are means-tested payments made to service users in lieu of community care services they have been assessed as needing, and are intended to give users greater choice in their care. The money received should be enough to meet a person's assessed care needs. Direct Payments have been available since 1997 and are made to a wide variety of people, including carers, adult service users and people with short-term needs. Direct Payments are not the only way a person can have control over their care service funding. Someone else can hold the money for them - a family member or other representative, a trust, an organisation, or a Care Manager. See also Budgets - Personal, Budget - Managed, Budget - Individual and Indirect Payments.

Category: Adult Social Care

Credit: Department of Health

Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms


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Bridgend Direct Payments - (Bridgend Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Bridgend use an agency (People Plus - see elsewhere).
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Caerphilly Direct Payments - (Caerphilly Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Direct payment & personal budget support - (The Rowan Organisation)Service

The Rowan Organisation provides information and support in all aspects relating to Direct Payments and Personal Budgets to people in specific local authorities in Wales & England.
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Direct payments support service - (Diverse Cymru)Service

Diverse Cymru provide a comprehensive Direct Payments service in Cardiff. The service helps you to manage your payments and offers support with your needs and responsibilities as an employer.
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Independent Living Advice Line - (Disability Rights UK)Service

Provides advice on getting direct payments, including information on:individual budgets/personalisation; funding from social services in relation to the care needs of the disabled; the appeals process; general advice on employing personal assistants
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Torfaen Direct Payments User Group - (GAVO (Gwent Assoc. of Voluntary Organisations))Service

Torfaen has an active Direct Payments User Group which meet every 8 weeks at Canalside, Five Locks Road, Pontnewydd. If you are receiving Direct Payments, about to receive them or want to know more about them then why not come along to the next meeting. The Group discuss issues about Direct Payments, you get the chance to meet other service users and find out more about Direct Payments.
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Carmarthenshire Direct Payments - (Carmarthenshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Carmarthenshire currently use Diverse Cymru to manage Direct Payments on behalf of clients. (See Diverse Cymru)
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Blaenau Gwent Direct Payments - (Blaenau Gwent Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Cardiff Direct Payments - (Cardiff Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Cardiff use Dewis CIL for their agency support for Direct Payments recipients.
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Anglesey Direct Payments - (Anglesey Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Ceredigion Direct Payments - (Ceredigion Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Ceredigion currently provides its support through Diverse Cymru (see elsewhere).
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Conwy Direct Payments - (Conwy Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provide agency support in Conwy.
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Denbighshire Direct Payments - (Denbighshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provides agency support in Denbighshire.
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Flintshire Direct Payments - (Flintshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Flintshire use Penderels Trust to manage Direct Payments.
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Gwynedd Direct Payments - (Gwynedd Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Gwynedd uses The Rowan Organisation to manage Direct Payments.
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Merthyr Direct Payments - (Merthyr Tydfil Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Merthyr uses Dewis CIL to manage DP.
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Monmouthshire Direct Payments - (Monmouthshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Direct Payments in Monmouthshire are managed by GAVO.
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Neath Port Talbot Direct Payments - (Neath Port Talbot Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. NPT uses the following approved suppliers to provide DP support: Diverse Cymru; The Rowan Organisation; Compass Independent Living; ILBP; My Care, My Home; People Plus.
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Newport Direct Payments - (Newport Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Pembrokeshire Direct Payments - (Pembrokeshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Diverse Cymru.
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Powys Direct Payments - (Powys Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Rhondda Cynon Taff Direct Payments - (Rhondda Cynon Taf Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Dewis CIL
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Swansea Direct Payments - (Swansea Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Compass Independent Living.
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Torfaen Direct Payments - (Torfaen Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.
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Vale of Glamorgan Direct Payments - (Vale of Glamorgan Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Penderels Trust
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Wrexham Direct Payments - (Wrexham Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Penderels Trust.
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People Plus Direct Payments - (People Plus)Service

Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot make use of People Plus to manage Direct Payments.
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The Rowan Organisation Direct Payments - (The Rowan Organisation)Service

The Rowan Organisation provides a wide range of support services created to help you manage your Direct Payments. This can include: supporting you to decide whether to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) or to use other services; support with setting up the scheme; support with paperwork required by the scheme; support with finding and recruiting staff; providing you with information and advice on the legal requirements of being an employer.
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