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What is Personalisation and Direct Payments all about?

Direct Payments are all about choice and control for you, enabling you to source help from a choice of providers!

Direct Payments can be used to purchase any service that you have been assessed as needing by Care Direct, within Devon County Council. These services include:-

  • the services of a personal assistant
  • live-in care
  • short term breaks
  • respite care
  • day activities and enabling in the community
  • other defined day services such as - attending a day centre for activities and a lunch

How does this work?

Following your assessment by Care Direct you will be offered a choice of receiving the agreed services under a managed budget and care provided by Devon County Council, or combined budget, which is part provided by DCC and the rest by a payment direct to you that can be used to acquire services locally. When you receive a direct payment this is sent to a new bank account so as to make the balancing of the money you spend on your services easily manageable.

Personalisation and Direct Funding is intended to give you the choice of how and from where you receive the services you need to aid independent living.

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