Angus Direct Payments Support Service

Advice and information on direct payments for people living in Angus

Aims:

To ensure that adequate advice, information and support are available to disabled people so that they may feel confident to undertake the complexities of using direct payments to manage their own care and support needs.

Services provided:

  • Initial visit (prior to community care assessment if required)
  • General advice and information regarding direct payments
  • Support setting up and managing the direct payment
  • Benefits advice every Thursday morning
  • Initial assistance with financial monitoring forms
  • Assistance with administration and record keeping
  • Assistance with recruitment advertising, interviewing, etc.
  • Arranging Disclosure Scotland checks
  • Assistance drawing up a job description
  • Sample contracts of employment
  • Good employment practice
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Peer support
  • Training e.g. employment law, health and safety, managing staff
  • Advice on employer / employee relationships
  • Day to day queries
  • Payroll service
  • Support schemes.

Address

Dundee Carers Centre
Seagate House
132 - 134 Seagate
Dundee
DD1 2HB

Phone: 01382 200 422
Website: http://directpayments.org/
Email: vanessa@dundeecarerscentre.org.uk

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