Direct payments (adult social care)

Setting up a direct payment

You do not need to apply for a direct payment. Your social care worker can make the arrangements for you following your assessment of needs.

They will work out how much money is needed for the whole year to meet your needs, and this will be the amount of your direct payment.

The Self-Directed Support Team will arrange to meet with you to go through the agreement, including the support available and what it can and can't be used for.

They will also set up an online bank account, arrange a pre-paid payment card, and help you access the online account for you to manage your money.