Rutland Direct Payment aka Self Directed Payment

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David Watt


Rutland County Council
Catmose


Oakham

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01572 722577



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Miscellaneous Information



The Direct Payments scheme is a UK Government initiative in the field of Social
Services that gives users money directly to pay for their own care, rather than the
traditional route of a Local Government Authority providing care for them.
The Cabinet Office Strategy Unit calls direct payments “the most successful
public policy in the area of social care”.

Direct Payments are seen as making an important contribution to the independence,
well being and quality of life of people with disabilities. When introduced,
they were seen as a victory for the rights of disabled people.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Payments)