It is important to work out exactly how much funding you have to spend on the agency cover. You can ask your Direct Payment Support Service Adviser to work out a budget with you so that you are never short of money.
Some agencies charge different rates, so it is important that you find out which rate is suitable for you and how you will be able to fund it. Some useful questions to think about are:
You can also ask the agency a few questions to check if they are right for you:
Your local advice agency could be a good starting point for any recommendations they might have for Care Agency. You can also use the Find a Service pages to find one near you.