Personal budgets allow you to choose what support you wish to have. A personal budget is the total amount you will receive for your care and support. You will be given an annual personal budget allocation following an assessment. Direct payments is how you can pay for your care and support that is detailed in your plan.
View the following videos for more information on direct payments
Want to know more about Direct Payments?
This video will tell you about Direct Payments and the pre-payment card.
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How to set up your Direct Payments process
This video shows you how to use your Direct Payment account online.
Direct Payment Week
Donna and Nathan's Story
Who can I contact for more advice?
Alternatively a new service has been commissioned to provide information advice and guidance on Direct payments, from Barrie Bookkeeping and Payroll Solutions (BBPS). They can be reached on
- Website: Barrie Bookkeeping and Payroll Solutions (opens in a new window)
- Telephone: 01902 912896
- Email: DP@barriebookkeeping.co.uk
Download: Direct Payments fact sheet (PDF)
Our privacy notices set out how we, Worcestershire County Council, collect, store and handle your personal information and what your information rights are. Your rights will vary with the service being used. Personal information may be collected on a paper or online form, by telephone, email, CCTV or by a member of our staff, or one of our partners.
Personal information about you may need to be shared with BBPS where relevant to you and your care for them to provide direct payment support to you. Information will only be shared when it is strictly necessary to help us provide effective services.
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