Direct Payments: A Guide – by Social Care Wales

Direct Payments is a type of Social Security that allows people to have more responsibility and ownership of the care and support services they use. There are many benefits to Direct Payments – its versatile, enables greater voice and control, but, it can still be a bit confusing – where do I start, what do I need to know, what happens when I get them? This is where Social Care Wales can help…..


Direct Payments: A Guide

In their own words…

“This resource can be used by both practitioners and direct payments recipients in Wales to support good practice by giving access to essential information, case studies, data, and research.”

We highly recommend you look at this guide if you have a connection with Direct Payments – you or someone you know may have them, you could work for local health boards, authorities, etc. This guide is for everyone.

If you would like to know more about Social Care Wales, more details can be found on their website.


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