COVID-19: guidance for people receiving direct payments
Friday, June 12th, 2020 | Uncategorized
The advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities (LAs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and those who provide care and support has been updated. The main guidance, which has not been updated, is now called ‘Guidance for commissioners, people receiving direct payments and care providers’. The question and answer document has been renamed and is now called ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants’. It’s been updated to include the addition of case studies and there are new sections on PPE, testing and the flexible of use of direct payments.
An easy read of the guidance is now available as well as a document setting out the seven most important things that direct payments holders, LAs, CCGs and those who provide care and support, including personal assistants, should know during the pandemic.
All documents can be found here
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