Direct Payment and Employment Resources
Direct Payment and Employment Support Service in Oxfordshire provides direct payment and employment information and advice. You can view our flexible support options on our Direct Payment Service page.
We have compiled useful resources to help you navigate these key areas of your care and support.
Direct Payment Service
We can provide information and advice on all aspects of taking your personal budget as a Direct Payment to buy services from organisations or to employ personal assistants. We can help you to get everything set up and ready to use.
We also have a useful Care Agency Checklist you may find helpful to have to hand when considering buying the services of a care agency.
Employment Advice and Support
If you are considering employing a personal assistant, our specialist Direct Payment Team can provide both general information and advice as well as in-depth guidance to employing personal assistants. They can explain the benefits of directly employing personal assistants to provide care, help find and employ personal assistants and on-going advice with being an employer.
Our Employment Guide and Recruitment Guide provides invaluable information if you would like to employ your own personal assistant. In line with employer responsibilities under GDPR we have created a GDPR Template and Employee Consent Form for you to complete.
We have produced Guides and FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) on a number of topics, please take a look at our list of downloadable resources in the yellow box opposite. We will be regularly updating and adding to these resources.
If you have any further questions please call our Direct Payment Support Helpline – Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm on 01908 101346.