Direct Payments are payments made by councils directly to individuals eligible for community care services.
Direct Payments comprise one way in which an individual can choose to receive their personal budget to meet their assessed needs, instead of receiving services organised and managed by Social Services.
The Direct Payments Team provides information, advice and comprehensive support to recipients of Direct Payments in Islington who wish to employ one or more personal assistants. The team can also provide information, advice and guidance to people funding their own care, on how to employ personal assistants.
The Direct Payments Team manage the PA Finder.
Local people with a disability can use the PA Finder to:
- Advertise for a personal assistant
- Find and hire a personal assistant
PAs can use the online PA Finder to:
- Register themselves as available for work as a PA
- Look through the job adverts, to find work
See the links bottom right of the page for more information.
People enquiring about whether they might be eligible for direct payments should contact the Access Service 020 7527 2299