What are direct payments?
Direct payments are designed to give you more independence, choice and control, in order to help you manage your own life in your own home. If you are:
Who can receive direct payments?
You may be eligible to receive money through the direct payments scheme from social care and housing to purchase your own care privately.
To receive direct payments you must be:
Who can I employ?
With direct payments you can pay an agency to provide the support you want or employ your own staff. A support service will be provided by the Rowan Organisation. They can help with the recruitment of staff, and their 'management', if you need it.
Will direct payments affect my benefits?
A direct payment is not a benefit and does not affect your benefits.
You may also be able to use direct payments for short periods of respite care. You do not need to have direct payments for all of your services, you can have them for part of your support. The CHOICE and CONTROL is yours.
For further information please contact:
Pembrokeshire County Council
Tel: 01437 764551
Fax: 01437 776699
Existing customers please contact:
Telephone: 01437 776590/776570
Information for customers, cares and professionals (download 585k)
Manual for customers and carers (download 101k)
Customer guidelines for financial management (download 133k)
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