Bolton Direct Payments
Helping Bolton people self manage and make good plans.
For a few years now we have been supporting Bolton Council with their direct payments and with a particular focus on setting the arrangements in place and helping people recruit new teams. Salvere expertise in advice and support to individual employers is at the heart of our work here. So, we support people who are new to direct payments as well as being on hand for established users to support with advice and new recruitments.
One of the noticeable aspects of support in Bolton is how well they are helping people with mental health problems access direct payments. We are working with the community mental health teams to help customers have much greater autonomy over the support they receive.
Older people and in particular, those with a physical disability are the primary users of a direct payment in Bolton and this echoes the work we carried out in Lancashire to clearly demonstrate that direct payments can be an attractive proposition for older people who make up the largest cohort of referrals to Local Authorities in general.
If you would like to know more about direct payments in Bolton please get in touch with us at Salvere and for more general information about support in Bolton start here