What are Direct Payments?


Direct Payments are payments made directly to you by Southampton City Council.
It is money to buy and arrange the support you need instead of Social Services providing that support for you.
Direct Payments give you choice and control over when, where and how your support is provided.

What are they used for?


Direct Payments are paid directly to you, allowing you to select and arrange your own care or support, Direct Payments are used by many Disabled People to:
  • Employ their own staff
  • Buy support from a care agency
  • Access activities / day services
  • Much, much more.
 

Greater Choice and Control over your life


Direct Payments enable you to choose how your support is provided.
You are the person who makes decisions about your support. Direct Payments gives you the freedom to arrange your support in a way that suits you.

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