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Help for Carers > Rights and benefits > Direct Payments

Direct Payments

Direct payments are local council payments available for anyone who has been assessed as needing help from social services. They are normally available if you are a carer aged 16 or over or a parent (including people with parental responsibility for a disabled child).

Direct payments can be used to buy services from an organisation or employ somebody to provide assistance. For example, you could employ a carer to provide you with a break from caring.

Or, if you are assessed as needing domestic help you may ask for a direct payment and buy in support.


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