Draft Charging Policy for Social Care Services

Direct payments

11. Direct payments

A person with care and support needs receiving a direct payment in place of a service will be financially assessed and charged in the same way as though they were provided with the equivalent service.

If the person uses their Direct Payment to purchase care and/or support via an agency and the fees are higher than the Direct Payment, then the person will be required to top-up their Direct Payments monies to cover the shortfall. This top-up will be in addition to the person’s financially assessed contribution.