Do you receive a direct payment to help fund your care?

Direct Payments allow people who use services to decide how their needs are met, either by employing people (such as cleaners, carers or personal assistants) or by organising their own services.

How we can help you:

Where allowed, POhWER is here to support people to set up the care or support that works for them.

POhWER have direct payments advisors available for people living in Shropshire, Buckinghamshire, Telford and Wrekin that can help you. Just call 0300 456 2370. If we do not provide Direct Payment Support in your area, please contact us and we will signpost you to the correct organisation who may be able to help.

Read more about Direct Payments here

Further information and self help materials

We have some useful guides and fact sheets that can tell you the basics of handling direct payments.

A guide to self directed support in easy read (pdf)

An example job profile (pdf)

An example job advert (pdf)

An Example job description (pdf)

An example PA application form (pdf) 

An example person specification (pdf) 

Sample interview checklist and questions (pdf) 

An example interview record form (pdf) 

An example offer and rejection letters (pdf)

An example reference request letter (pdf)