If you would like to take control of your support service instead of having it arranged for you, then direct payments may be for you.
You can choose to take all or part of your personal budget to manage for yourself and arrange your own care services. The money you choose to use from your personal budget is called a direct payment.
Direct payments give you greater choice and control over your life. You decide who is going to give the support you need, and how they will do it.
You can use your direct payment however you wish as long as it helps you live independently and safely.
Your support worker will understand how your direct payment is meeting your needs in your support plan.