- On August 3, 2015
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Using a carer or personal assistant to manage your direct payments
In some cases, personal assistants can receive and manage direct payments from the council – usually on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so themselves and usually because the person’s family has requested the arrangement.
Clearly there are risks and, in particular, vulnerable adults must be protected from fraud. Therefore, before agreeing to such an arrangement, the local authority must be satisfied that the personal assistant or carer is a ‘suitable person’ and will act in the best interests of the client.
Ask your local authority to provide written details about their process for ensuring that a personal assistant is a ‘suitable person’.
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