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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.

North Tyneside’s Community and Health Care Forum are setting up a Direct Payments Working Group to:

  • offer peer support and information about the benefits of Direct Payments or the process associated with it
  • provide a platform for people to share their own experiences or represent the views of the wider community
  • 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 will be held at the Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields NE30 2AY between 10.30am and 12 noon on:

  • 15 May 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 13 November 2018

For more information or to book your place contact:
Paula Peart, Community and Health Care Forum, 205 Park Road, Wallsend, NE28 7NL
Tel: 0191 295 4233
Email: paula.chcf@btinternet.com