Direct Payments, YOU can choose your
you are eligible to receive social care services from the council,
you could choose to receive money to buy your own care. Giving you
money instead of services will give you greater control over your
life, because you make the decisions about how your care is provided.
Social Care - East Riding Council Guide
have a right to buy and manage your own care and your council must
offer you the option of direct payments. With direct payments, the
council pays you an agreed amount. You can then hire the care service
of your choice. This could be a relative or friend, or you could
employ a care agency to send care workers to your home.
are many agencies which provide care services. Purchasing services
from an agency means that you do not have the responsibility of
an employer, instead you have a contract with the agency.
from the Department of Health - A
guide to receiving direct payments from your local council
Direct Payments, you are not limited to a small number of care agencies
selected by the council and you can purchase care from any of the
reputable care agencies in your area.
more information on how you can go with any agency of your choice
or your local Council's website and search for 'Direct Payments'.