If Adult Care assesses that the person you are caring for is eligible for financial assistance to help with the cost of meeting their care needs, they may wish to use the direct payments scheme. This would enable you to organise and purchase the help that you need for them directly instead of it being arranged through Adult Care.
If you are a carer who has had a carer’s assessment and who is eligible for support from your Adult Care department, you can request direct payments in respect of your own needs. This will be independent of services provided to the person you care for. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for support please contact Adult Care on 01437 764551.