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Hi, my name is dpb3770! I'm looking for help and support on Direct Payments

dpb3770dpb3770 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 10 in Disabled people
Hi all, I am a personal assistant to my brother (he lives with my parents) I am heavily involved in helping my father with the minefield of Direct Payments and have come to this site for help and support 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome glad you have joined 

    If you need some help just ask I dine know anything about direct payments but there are people on here who will be able to help 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    Direct payments are sorted out by social services but paid out by people plus in wales don't know if people plus cover England I will have a look for you 😀
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 406 Pioneering
    Hi @dpb3770, I live in London and in receipt of Direct Payments.
    I now have what is called a "Managed Account".
    The council deposits money in my account every month for the number of hours per week I've been assessed to need. 
    My PA gets paid by the Council's Payroll department, when I send in her Time Sheets. I don't get to handle any of the money or have to deal with Payroll. 

    I hope this information helps. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    @Oxonlady thank you I only knew that managed accounts in wales were funded by social services but paid by people plus in wales 😉
  • OxonladyOxonlady Member Posts: 406 Pioneering
    Hi @lisathomas50, that's ok, there always seem to be variations in these matters between the UK countries. Maybe it's down to how these services are funded, I'm not sure.

    I hope you are ok up in Wolverhampton and can sort things out for your Mum. I know it's not an easy situation but you are doing very well and you are so caring. 
    I know people who couldn't care less about their Mums... but let's not go there! 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    @Oxonlady thank you for your kind words  I will always be here for my mum and care for her I did the same when my dad was poorly with cancer I used to stay with mum and dad and give mum a break  

    It's not easy but she is happy so that makes  it easier at the moment mum doesnt think there is anything wrong with her  but we will get there dementia is a cruel thing 
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