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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 people to gain greater independence in their lives and more control over their support arrangements.

You can apply to get direct payments if: 

  • you are disabled and aged 16 or over; or
  • a parent or carer looking after a disabled child or young person.

You can read about using a personal budget, as a direct payment, to buy short breaks for your child in the new leaflet in downloads.

For people aged 18 and over, contact the Access Team, part of Wandsworth's Adult Social Services, on  020 8871 7707 or email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk Find more information on the website below.

For children and young people aged 0-17, you can contact the 0 to 25 Team by calling the Initial Point of Contact (IPOC) on 020 8871 6622 (email ipoc@wandsworth.gov.uk ) and asking for Duty in the 0 to 25 Disability Social Work Team.

If your child or young person is already known to the 0 to 25 Team, please call 020 8871 7192.

Who to contact

Telephone

Website
www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info

Where to go

Address
Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London
Postcode
SW18 2PU
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Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 years to 17 years
17 to 24 years and 25 and over

Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you can refer your child yourself, or they could to be:

  • Referred by Initial Point of Contact (IPOC)
  • Referred by the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) at your child's Special School, or 
  • In cases where the child or young person has significant disabilities, they can be referred direct to the Disabled Children's Team under the Referral Eligibility Criteria

How to complain, compliment or feedback about this service, activity or provider.

For people aged over 18, contact the Access Team, part of Wandsworth Adult Social Services, on  020 8871 7707 or email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk Find more information on the Wandsworth Council website www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 28 Feb 2019

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