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Birmingham City Council

Direct payments Factsheets


These factsheets give you more detailed information about managing your direct payments. This includes advice about arranging your own care, the support available to help with this and a personal account of a Birmingham service user who has direct payments.

To download or print your own copies of the factsheets, click on the picture in the column on the right below.

You can also find the other direct payments leaflets on the other direct payments pages, listed at the end of this page, and on our leaflets page.

Title of the factsheet

Link to the factsheet

Click on the picture to download the factsheet

Factsheet 1:

The different ways of arranging and managing your care

Factsheet 2:

Useful contacts

Factsheet 3:

Direct payments for people who lack mental capacity to make a decision

Factsheet 4:

An interview with a Birmingham direct payment service user

Factsheet 5:

Checklist for getting a direct payment

Factsheet 6:

Who can support me to get a direct payment?


Other useful pages

Individual budgets

Direct payments in Birmingham

Who can get a direct payment?

What can I use my direct payment for?

Employing a personal assistant

Keeping financial records

Quarterly return declaration

Information and support from other organisations

Adult social care leaflets

Direct Payments Group on Facebook for users to join and give their views


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