About us News New Direct Payments (DP) service in Telford & Wrekin 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: Telephone advice and information, Online fact sheets - see the link www.pohwer.net/direct-payments.html One to one support from our specially trained DP Support POhWER’s DP Advice service can offer support and guidance on issues including: Employment 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. Finance 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.