Self directed support

Direct payments

What is a direct payment?

This is the sum of money you will receive instead of us arranging services for you. It is for people who would like more flexibility, choice and control over their support so that they can live more independently.

If you receive a direct payment you will be in charge of the arrangements, although you may wish to have support from family or friends, or to pay for this from an appropriate agency.

You can also choose to organise some of your support through a direct payment and have other services arranged for you by us.

Further information

For more information contact Encompass:

Eligibility criteria for Social Care & Health services