A Direct Payment is money the council can give you, to enable you to set up and control the services you choose to meet your needs. At WDP we have a team who can help you access and manage personal budgets, recruit personal assistants and process payroll services.
Our helpful team
Our Independent Living Team is one of the most experienced around; with a combined total of over 50 years’ experience delivering information, advice and guidance on Direct Payments for clients across Warrington. We are currently supporting over 350 people and families to use Direct Payments and over 500 staff that they employ.
Our independent living advisors are an independent team who can tell you about and support you with:
- direct payments, including how you manage your money.
- Independent living advisors can give you practical support with:
- planning how you will spend your direct payment
- advertising, recruiting and employing your own staff, if that is the option you choose
- filling in the forms and paperwork
We offer a trusted high quality person-centred service that is genuinely focussed on your needs. So from the very first idea about setting up your Direct Payments to highly responsive one to one, day to day, support and learn more about our hugely popular Payroll services.
Personal Health Budgets
WDP is working in partnership with NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group promoting the use of Personal Health Budgets. A Personal Health Budget (PHB) is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, which is planned and agreed between the person, their representative and the CCG. It is NOT new money but it is money that would normally have been spent by the NHS on the person’s care, used more flexibly to meet their identified health needs. Having a PHB does NOT affect the money you get from any benefits you receive.
For more information about PHB’s, Continuing Health Care and Fast Track Funding for people over 18 then please Ring 01925 240064 and ask for Employment Team or email them.
If you require any further information please contact the Independent Living Team or Payroll Team on 01925 240064.