Direct payments Event- summary report
What we learnt on the day and carers' views
Direct payments can offer the chance to tailor support to suit your individual needs and can be adjusted as and when you require but in practice this can pose difficulties.
A great deal of support is available and it is vital that you prepare for any assessment of needs so that you are awarded the hours you really need
You can mix a balance of Direct payment funded support and still use existing services if that meets your needs the best
This summary of the day may be useful. We shall update the report as and when we have more information and useful links so please let us know if you have any suggestions to add