Northamptonshire Adult Social Services completed a review in January 2018 in relation to one aspect of Direct Payments (Direct Payments are also sometimes called Personal Budgets). We looked at how we work out the rates that we pay in Direct Payments for those people who employ Personal Assistants to meet their support needs. As a result of this review, we devised some proposals which we consulted on during May and June 2018.
The results of the consultation will be published in August 2018, and a decision will be made at Cabinet on 11 September 2018.
We also asked for views about how we currently pay Direct Payments and how we monitor the ways the money is spent. We did not have any definite proposals about this and we did not carry out a formal consultation about the ways we pay and monitor Direct Payments, but we asked for feedback on how it's working and if any improvements could be made.
You can find more information about this here.