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Line of peoplePurchasing your own support

There are a number of benefits to purchasing your own support from employing a personal assistant to employing agency care. This may seem a lot at first, but remember that you can receive more support and advice locally about purchasing services. You can also hand over some responsibilities. It may be important for you to talk to people who currently use direct payments to find out about their experiences.

If you are purchasing your own support, you would generally be receiving direct payments or be a self-funder. 

In this section you will find information about: