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Direct payments
Care Act 2014
Direct payments
The Care
Act 2014
Direct
Payments
Regulations
Health and
Social
Care Act
Direct
Payments
Act
2
Care and support planning
3
Making direct payments available
someone who agrees
to manage a direct
payment for a person
who lacks capacity
anyone who agrees to
manage a direct
payment on behalf of
the person with care
needs
The availability of direct payments should be included in the local
information and advice service, and set out:
 What direct payments are
 How to request one including the use of nominated and
authorised persons to manage the payment
 Explanation of the direct payment agreement
 The responsibilities involved in managing a direct payment
 Making arrangements with social care providers
 Signposting to local organisations that can help
4
Considering the request for a direct
payment
Appropriate
Interim
arrangements
Management
Things
to
consider
Quickly
Support
A specialist
assessor
5
Use of a direct payment
Short-term
care in a care
home
Nonresidential
care in a care
home
Paying family
members to
manage the
DP
Pre-payment
cards
Services from
‘another’
local
authority
Flexibly and
innovatively no
unreasonable
restrictions
Becoming an
employer
6
Discontinuing direct payments
 A recipient of direct payments may decide at any time that they no
longer wish to continue receiving them
 Direct payments should only be terminated by the local authority as a
last resort
 The local authority must ensure there is no gap in the provision of care
support, and revise the plan
 Where someone with capacity loses that capacity to consent, the local
authority should discontinue direct payments to that person and
consider making payments to an authorised person instead
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