St.Helens Adult Social Care and Health can offer a Direct Payment to people who are eligible for care and support, instead of the Council arranging community care for you. This allows you to purchase your own support including home care, day care and respite.
Using a Direct Payment will give you choice and control - you can employ your own carers (often called PAs or Personal Assistants), or the care agency of your choice. This means you are in control of how, and when, you get the help and support you need.
"It (Direct Payments) has given me more flexibility and the system works for my needs rather than me having to suit the system". Direct Payments
user, St Helens
For more information see the St Helens Council web page by clicking here or visiting www.sthelens.gov.uk/social-care-health/adults/who-is-eligible-and-what-does-it-cost/