Rather than having us co-ordinate your support, you can receive your budget as a direct payment paid directly to your own dedicated bank account.
You can then work with your social worker to organise your own care and support in a way that is meaningful for you.
A direct payment means you can:
- have more control over how you are supported
- use the direct payment to employ staff, use an agency or any other way which suits your situation
- only use the direct payment to do the things in your support plan which you agree with your social worker
- use a direct payment for all of your support needs, or just some of them and we can arrange the rest with you
Becoming an employer using a direct payment
Free impartial support and advice about employing staff using a direct payment is available from the Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living - GCIL.