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A direct payment is money paid by Coventry City Council or Warwickshire County Council, to enable you to arrange your own care and support services.

Direct Payments provide people with the opportunity to take greater control over the decisions that affect their lives and the flexibility to receive services that suit their individual needs. This serves as an alternative to having services provided by Coventry City or Warwickshire County Council. Some people prefer this, as it allows you to live more independently. However, it can mean taking on greater responsibilities, so knowing all about it is important.

Read our factsheet to find out whether direct payments might benefit you.

Contents include:

  • What are Direct Payments?
  • Who can get a Direct Payment?
  • How to arrange your own services?
  • Payment levels and your contribution
  • Reviewing and stopping Direct Payments

This factsheet will benefit anyone who is likely to need help at home and wants to know their options‚ as well as existing service users or direct payments recipients who want to check their current arrangements.