Social care – direct payments
The information below has been sourced from and can be found by visiting: Bracknell Forest Council
Anybody who has been assessed as needing help from Adult Social Care has a right to be considered for direct payments. These people include:
- Older people
- Parents of a child with a disability
- People with a disability aged 16 and over
- People with mental health needs
- People with learning disabilities
Direct payments are paid directly to the person. These payments are designed to give people more freedom and independence over how money is used to provide support.
How is the amount I receive calculated?
The amount of money you receive depends on the level of support you are assessed as needing. If you are assessed as needing to pay a contribution towards your care costs, this will be no different if you decide to choose direct payments.
Direct payments are not treated as income, so are not taxable. For this reason they do not affect any benefits you may receive.
How can I find out more?
For further information about Direct Payments, please use the links on the right, contact your care manager or visit the Department of Health website.
You can also contact us using the details on the right or fill in our Direct Payments online enquiry form and we will respond as soon as possible.