POhWER has been commissioned by Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver a Direct Payment advice and support service to residents of Telford & Wrekin who are considering or have agreed to have a Direct Payment for their social care funding. POhWER DP Advisors will support individuals with understanding what is required to manage a Direct Payment.

We can provide:

POhWER’s DP Advice service can offer support and guidance on issues including:


  • Recruiting a Personal Assistant (PA) – which might include writing job descriptions, conducting a DBS criminal record check and offering interview support and guidance.
  • Employment law – health and safety, sick pay, writing a contract of employment and arranging employer’s liability insurance.
  • Training – how to be a good employer and how to manage your DP.


  • Opening a bank account for the DP funds.
  • Tax – including registering with the Inland Revenue.
  • Payroll – including setting up your own payroll or accessing the support of an organisation to do this, payslips and timesheets.
  • Keeping records – including holiday, sick and tax forms, bank statements and receipts etc.