The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.
Direct payments are cash payments given by local authority social service departments to individuals who need community care services. A person must have been assessed as needing services to receive a direct payment, and the payment must be used to purchase the services that the person is assessed as needing. This sheet explains how direct payments work and how to apply for them.