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Direct Payments

Direct payments are made by the local council, they are for people who are assessed as needing help from social services and prefer to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them directly from the local council.

You must be able to give your consent to receive direct payments. You must also be able to manage them even if you need help to do this on a day-to-day basis.

Eligibility

If you already receive social services, your local council must offer you the option of direct payments in place of the services you currently receive. There are some limited circumstances where you are not given the choice; your council will be able to tell you about these.

If your local council has decided that you do not need social care services, it will not offer you direct payments; if you think your needs or circumstances have now changed, ask your council for a new assessment.

If this is something you wanted to do with Avenue we would look at the care package and your needs and agree a start date and we would then invoice you either weekly or monthly depending on your requirements.

For further information download our guide or to discuss your requirements please contact the local Manager who will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

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