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Direct Payments

Direct payments are available to people who have been assessed by social services as needing help, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them direct from the Council.  Direct payments are a way of assisting…

Find-a-pa

Find-a-pa is a website which helps to match people looking to employ a Personal (care) Assistant with Personal Assistants looking for work.  The website contains a database of Personal Assistants (PAs) looking for work and employers looking to employ. You can browse the site and look…

Independent Support Scheme

Wandsworth's Independent Support Scheme is for young people, 16 to 25 years old, with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers, who are having assessments for Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. This includes personal budgets, direct payments and all related matters.  It is available from ;…

KIDS

KIDS is a national charity working with disabled children, young people and their families across England. KIDS offer many services which include: Direct work with disabled children and direct work with disabled young people, including specialist youth groups and a…

Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person. They allow parents and young people more choice and control over the support they receive. Personal budgets (some of which can be taken as a direct…