Direct Payments E-Learning Course

Learn how Direct Payments are intended to give people more choice and control in their lives with our Direct Payments e-learning course

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Direct Payments Aims

Direct Payments are cash payments made to individuals who have been assessed as needing services, instead of receiving that support from Social Services.

The law has been changed so that it is now a Duty for Councils to make Direct Payments. This means that Councils must make a Direct Payment to eligible individuals who are able to provide consent. Direct Payments should be discussed as a first option at each assessment and each review.

Direct Payments E-Learning Objectives

In the past, there has been a belief that because disabled and older people need assistance in their everyday lives, they cannot be independent. Choice and control has often been denied them.

They rightly challenge this belief. The idea of Direct Payments was 'invented' by disabled people to control the services they need, giving them greater independence.

Direct Payments aim to give disabled and older people choice and control in their lives.

Direct Payments E-Learning Course Content

This Direct Payments e-learning course provides Health, Care Management and Voluntary sector staff with an understanding of Direct Payments so that they can help service users to gain access to such funding.

The course provides information for Service Users and their Carers to help them:

  • Make informed choices about whether Direct Payments will offer a real alternative to services provided directly from the Council
  • With guidance about how payments are arranged and supported
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