Direct Payment Support service


Cheshire Centre for Independent Living offers independent and impartial information and advice relating to all aspects of managing a Direct Payment.

Cheshire Centre for Independent Living can support you with:

  • Ongoing technical advice and information on all aspects of directing your own care.
  • Employing staff legally and acting as a good employer.
  • Managing the paperwork for their Direct Payments.
  • Assisting with the recruitment of a Personal Assistant or assisting with the arrangement of care via a Care Agency.
  • Carrying out Police Checks (DBS checks) on Personal Assistants
  • Working out how to spend a Personal Budget and helping a person allocate costs to ensure their needs are met.
  • Supporting with any employment law issues.
  • Signposting to other relevant services
  • Independent Support Planning (19yrs +)

Service Details

Cheshire Centre for Independent Living, Sension House, Denton Drive, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7LU (directions displayed on map)
Cheshire Centre For Independent Living (CCIL)
Service Type:
Money and Benefits Advice
Age Range:
0 to 65
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
Eligibility criteria:
The service is for disabled people and carers in receipt of a cash payment from their Local Authority to enable them to direct their own care.
Is a referral required?:
Additional Referral Information:
FACs Eligible (Meet Social Services Eligibility Criteria), to have undertaken a Social Care Assessment
Waiting List:
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Post
  • Email
  • Face to face
  • Outreach Services
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Communication aids and support available:
  • Hearing Loop
  • Large Print Material
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Interpreter available.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Thursday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Friday:
9:00 - 16:30
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Office at Cheshire CIL