Social services - direct payments
Direct Payments (DPs) are cash payments made instead of Adult Social Services provisions, so that you can purchase services yourself.
Direct Payments are made to individuals who have been assessed as eligible for social services support. The aim of the Direct Payment is to give more flexibility in how you receive the services you require to meet your needs. By giving you the money instead of social care services, you have greater choice and control over your life, and are able to make your own decision about how your care is delivered.