Over the past five years, the number of Kent families choosing to use a Direct Payment has quadrupled. So why are so many Kent families opting to meet their disabled child’s assessed support needs in this way?
The benefits for families are:
- more choice about the type of support they get
- more control over who provides the support they receive
- more flexibility over when they get support
Families must first undergo a local authority assessment to establish whether there is a need for support. Please contact your social worker in the first instance.
If you would like more information on this service please follow this link here.
Direct Payments is a fully commissioned service funded by Kent County Council.