Direct Payments support

If you qualify for help with your care needs from your Local Authority (Council) you can ask to receive Direct Payments.

This means that you choose what support you need, instead of the Council deciding for you.

Many disabled people who opt for this find that it gives them more control and choice over how they live their lives.

Using Direct Payments allows you to buy services or pay someone to help you. If you choose this option, you will need to do certain things; such as keep records and submit accounts to the Local Authority (council). If you decide to employ a Personal Assistant(s) (PAs), you will also take on the legal responsibilities of being an employer.

As part of your Direct Payment budget you will receive a payment for all or some of the costs for a support agency to help you manage your Direct Payment. WECIL is one of these support agencies.

WECIL’s Direct Payments Support Services

Our specialist team can:

  • Explain how DP works and your responsibilities
  • Support you to receive your DP funding
  • Visit you at home or talk via our support line for any queries
  • Support you to recruit and manage a Personal Assistant (PA) or find an agency
  • Help you to budget your DP and keep records
  • Provide training on how to become a better employer / employee

Please contact us to see if we are able to support you – this will depend on your local council. For more information, or to start receiving our support, call the Direct Payments Support Service on 0117 947 9933 or email dpsupport@wecil.co.uk

 

Payroll service

In receiving Direct Payments you may opt to employ a Personal Assistant to support you.

Our Payroll service supports Direct Payment recipients and small businesses to meet their legal obligations relating to paying employees. Anyone in the UK who has one or more employees can use this service.

WECIL’s Payroll service can:

  • Register and liaise with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on your behalf
  • Calculate monthly payroll, including payments and deductions
  • Process payment to your employee on your behalf (if required)
  • Post monthly employee payslips to you
  • Provide clear and simple reports for your records
  • Deal with all other payroll issues, including: starters, leavers, holiday pay, student loans, sick pay, pension enrolment etc
  • Complete End of Year Returns for HMRC and post P60(s) for your employee (s)

For more information, or to start receiving our support, call the Payroll team on 0117 947 9933 or email payroll@wecil.co.uk

See our Frequently Asked Questions about Direct Payments, or try our resources for handy tools and information – simply click the links below.

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26 Apr
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27 Apr
  • Work Club drop-in

    Free sessions open to disabled people and older…

    The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ United Kingdom, 10:00 am