We had an update meeting about Jacob’s direct payments earlier today.
There are a number of different ways direct payments can be used such as:
>Help with household tasks to free up your time to look after your child
>To access shortbreaks to provide respite for the whole family
>To buy specific equipment for your child
>Employing a personal assistant or agency to provide support with your child’s personal care
>To help your child access leisure facilities or attend a particular activity
These are only a few of the many options available to you under direct payments.
Children and Families Direct Payments website can be found here
Please note: This is a Kent specific site, but gives a useful insight about Direct Payments.