How can a Direct Payment be used?

You can:

  • Employ your own personal assistant
  • Engage an agency of your choice
  • Buy periods of respite care
  • Buy equipment or items to help you
  • Pay for practical support with day-to-day activities
  • Pay for day services or courses that help you
  • Pay for leisure activities within your local community

A direct payment can also be used in conjunction with a service provided directly by Social Services.