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What is a direct payment?

Direct payment is one form of self-directed support. Once eligibility is determined, you will receive cash to pay for domiciliary care for yourself, spouse, child or relative in care. Meal preparation or companionship, help with your personal routine or more complex care needs or a combination; it’s up to you to decide what you want. The flexibility to choose the type of service or how much of what you require is great for anyone who is caring for or being cared for.

To find out whether you qualify for self-directed support, contact the social services department of your local authority. The process will begin with an assessment of your needs and financial capabilities. Based on the findings, you may even receive full funding for home health care.

Whatever form of payment you choose, NW Care is here to assist you and meet your assessed needs. We accept both self-directed support and direct payments to make it as easy as possible for individuals and their families to access our top quality domiciliary care services. We can sit down with you and design a home care package that meets your needs and budget. Many clients use government aid to pay us.

Leading provider of home and health care services in Northern Ireland

As a leading provider of home and health care services in Northern Ireland, we adhere to the Northern Ireland Social Care Standards Code of Conduct as well as the RQIA Domiciliary Care Standards. Our trained and experienced team of domiciliary care workers treats all clients with dignity and respect. We are committed to helping you or your relative in care to remain at home for as long as possible. We are registered with NISCC and RQIA, demonstrating our commitment to upholding the highest standards

We are also continually upgrading and adding new home services to better serve our clients. Subscribe to our Twitter feed to get the latest updates.

Take advantage of our home care services to help with your daily needs.

Would you like to choose your own domiciliary care provider instead of having to settle for community care services?

Need home care but not sure if you can afford it?

Social Care Trusts now offer monetary assistance in the form of self-directed support and direct payments to help with the cost of home or health care. This new move towards ‘personalisation’ of home support services gives users and their families much greater control over the provider and type of service they want. How much you will get typically depends on what your needs are as well as your financial situation.

What is self-directed support?

Self-directed support is a personal budget that is allotted by the social care trust for the purpose of home care. This may be in the form of direct payments, a managed budget, a trust, or a combination of all these methods. The greatest benefit is that it allows you to choose the type of home care for yourself or a loved one as well as who will provide it and where it will be received.

Posted on 31st December 2019

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Posted on 27th December 2019

With Self Directed Support Services from NW Care – You can have more choices in 2020. Self-directed support is a personal budget that is allotted by the social care trust for the purpose of home care. This may be in the form of direct payments, a managed budget, a trust, or a combination of all […]

Posted on 27th December 2019

Help support community health services across Northern Ireland and maybe open the door to a new long term career path in healthcare by joining NW Care. For more information about our current opportunities at www.nwcare.co.uk/jobs

Posted on 17th December 2019

Massive congrats to all of our health care team members, who won a prize in this year’s NW Care and Recruitment Christmas draw. Please spread the word to those on the winners list above 🙂 Be sure to share the mince pies…. 

Posted on 12th December 2019

If you watch no other video on social media today then make sure to watch this. See link below. Community Care workers make a massive difference every day in helping people in the community cope with loneliness. In many cases community care teams may be the only visitor some people get. Terrence in this clip […]

Posted on 27th November 2019

“Since 2017 we have been caring for a family member of ours who became ill … initially our relative was reluctant to accept any level of care and didn’t want to loose his independence, however, after a fall and becoming ill he eventually accepted 1 slot per day …. we have received care from this […]

Posted on 6th November 2019

Due to expansion we are now recruiting a Quality Monitoring Officer. The successful applicant will cover Omagh and Enniskillen areas. They will be responsible for ensuring that NW Care Service Users, staff and stakeholders are monitored in accordance with company policies and procedures. They will work in conjunction with the Registered Manager to ensure compliance […]

Posted on 31st October 2019

Free Flu Jab for NW Care community care workers – click on the link below for more information about finding your nearest participating community pharmacy Link – http://www.nwcare.co.uk/app/uploads/sites/2/2019/10/CPFV-Participating-Pharmacies-1.pdf

Posted on 29th October 2019

NW Care Belfast Open Recruitment Day on 5th November

NW Care is part of the North West Healthcare Goup

You can find out more information by visiting the other group member sites

NW Recruitment


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North West Independent Hospital

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