However you should be aware that the amount available to you from Direct Payments may not always be enough to pay fully for the care you decide you should have.
If you therefore opt for Direct Payments and arrange a care package that is not fully covered by the amount available to you from the Direct Payments scheme, you may have to make up the difference in payment to the care company yourself.
Nonetheless applying for Direct Payments is simple and straightforward. If another organisation or someone else is organising your care, or if you want more information for yourself, then use the ‘contact us‘ page on this website, enter your details where shown and under ‘Nature of Enquiry‘ , enter ‘Please tell me more about direct payments‘. And we’ll do the rest.