There are 3 ways you can get the direct payments paid to you. You can choose from:
The card is like a debit card which you can use to pay for your care and support. You will receive the money as monthly payments.
Find out more information on
using pre-paid cards (PDF, 161 KB) for your direct payments.
You must open a dedicated bank account for the direct payments and manage the money yourself. You will receive the money as monthly payments.
A company (contracted by us) will manage your direct payments for you.
Find out about
Purple, the company we currently use.
Your social worker will go through these options with you when you agree your care and support plan.