Login | Staff | Like us Facebook | 01597 828050 • info@cymryd-rhan.org | Cymraeg

Direct Payments

As a charity, we have given a lot of thought to our aims, beliefs and values.

We are committed to provide care and support which suits each individual and to develop our services for the benefit of those who need help. Direct Payments are an important part of the story of how someone chooses to have their care delivered and by whom.

A Direct Payment is given to someone who has made a personal choice to use the money awarded to them for their care, to buy their own services. What they will buy will be those services in the Support Plan agreed between themselves and the Local Authority.

Direct Payments give people the chance to run their own lives in a way that suits them with assistance from those around them.

List of people eligible to receive Direct Payments (and what they can purchase)

  • Disabled adults to buy Community Care Services, such as Home Care
  • Disabled people (including children) to buy Housing Support Services
  • Disabled parents to enable them to carry out parental responsibilities
  • Older people with disabilities
  • Financial Attorneys and Guardians to receive Direct Payment on behalf of those unable to consent to manage their own services

With a Direct Payment a person can purchase care:

  • From an agency or care service provider such as Cymryd Rhan
  • By employing their own personal assistant or support worker
  • From the council

If you would like any further information about Direct Payments please give us a call or get in touch with your local council.

Benefits to you

By using our care and support services:

  • You will have a team leader to discuss and manage your care and support needs.
  • You, and your family (and friends) will be involved in decisions about the care you receive.
  • You will be supported by experienced staff based in your local area.

We will provide staff who are suited to support your needs best and if required you may have more than one person allocated to support you.