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Direct Payments and Personal Budgets Simplified

Event Overview:


This half day session aims to provide staff with information about the Self Directed Support process and will specifically focus on how people achieve choice and control by using a cash personal budget. It aims to give staff involved in the process increased confidence and will draw on real life case scenarios as working examples


The frequency of this event is once


Target Group:


Specifically NCC and Northumbria Staff, who are new to Direct Payments work, in the following teams:-


  • Needs assessors
  • Early intervention staff


Learning Outcomes:


Learners will understand


  • The advantages and disadvantages of receiving a Direct Payment from a client perspective
  • The roles of the Care Manager and Self Directed Support team
  • The support available to people taking a cash personal budget to employ their own personal assistants.
  • The differences between personal budgets funded through health and those funded through social care.


Please see available date/venues below:




3rd September 2015

12.30 – 16.30

Choppington Welfare
8th September 2015

12.30 – 16.30

Bell View, Belford