Local authority funding

Direct Payments for Home Care and Healthcare Services 

What are Direct Payments?

Direct Payments are local council payments for people who have been assessed as needing help from social services and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them directly from the local council.  A person must be able to give their consent to obtaining Direct Payments and manage them, even if they require daily help to do so.

How are Direct Payments made?

Direct payments are made directly into your Bank, Building Society, Post Office or National Savings account and the amount you receive will depend on the assessment of your needs as undertaken by your local council.  Direct payments can be used to pay for the care services and/or equipment which will meet your needs as assessed by the local council.

Please call for more details about Government Direct Payments and for a free, no obligation assessment.

How can Bailey Care Services help?

  • Bailey Care Services can provide advice on how Direct Payments work and how you can receive care-in-the-home, paid for by the Government directly to you.
  • We can provide an assessor to visit you in your own home to explain our services to you, free of charge. 
  • We take the time to make sure that the care is right and specifically designed and adapted to suit your personal needs. 
  • We can discuss the Live-In Care services provided by Bailey Care Services that are eligible under the Direct Payments scheme.