Updated 18th November
Updated the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants’ and easy read, and the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: the most important things to know’. The updates reflect current national policy and add sections on mental health support, accessing the winter flu vaccination and testing.
This guidance sets out the main messages for individuals and organisations that can support planning, and help slow the transmission of the coronavirus as the outbreak progresses across the country.
It’s accompanied by a Q&A, mostly aimed at direct payment holders, that directly responds to questions and concerns previously raised by direct payment holders, personal assistants, and charities and organisations that support them.