Direct Payments Support Group

If you receive Direct Payments or if you would like to know more about Direct Payments please join our group

Direct Payments Working Group

Direct Payments are made to people who have been assessed as having social care needs and are eligible for Council-funded support.  Instead of the Council arranging services for you, they will pay money into a pre-paid current account for you to buy the support you need in the way that you choose.

Aims of the Working Group

  • To offer peer support and information about the benefits of Direct Payments or the process associated with it.

  • To provide a platform for people to share their own experiences or represent the views of the wider community.

  • To ensure that the service reflects the needs of the people who use them.

  • Enable people to share good practice and raise areas of concern.

  • Give ideas and suggestions on how services could be improved


Meetings are held at the Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields NE30 2AY between 10.30am and 12noon on:


15 May 2018 


     7 August 2018

      13 November 2018


Please contact for further details or to book your place:

Paula Peart

Community and Health Care Forum

205 Park Road

Wallsend NE28 7NL


Tel: 0191 2954233

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