PeoplePlus Independent Living Services - Direct Payment Support Service


Provision of advice and guidance to individuals who manage their own care package, either through receipt of direct payments or self-funding. Support to find suitable care provision (such as an agency or employing own personal assistant), set up and maintain care packages and plan for emergencies.

Please see the documents section at the bottom of this page for further information on direct payments, our menu of services and recruiting a PA. 

Service Details

PeoplePlus ILS, The Bridges Centre, Birches Head Road, Stoke on Trent, ST2 8DD (directions displayed on map)
PeoplePlus Independent Living Services
Service Type:
Information and Advice
Age Band:
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older People (65+)
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Adult Social Care
  • Via Cheshire East Housing Options Team
  • Via Voluntary Agencies
  • Via Local Area Coordinators
Additional Referral Information:
People are welcome to self-refer
Provides support to:
  • People with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • Carers
  • People with dementia
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • People with an acquired brain injury
  • People with challenging behaviour
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Operates Nationally
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Post
  • Email
  • Face to face
  • Within the Community
  • In Your Home
Additional information on how service is provided:
PeoplePlus operate drop in sessions in community venues around Cheshire East to ensure we bring our support to you. Please check our website or call us for details of your nearest session.
Self-fund charges are available on our website.
Additional languages offered:
  • Bengali (Sylheti)
  • British Sign Language
  • English
Sector Type:
  • National Organisation

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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 - 17:00


The following documents related to this service are available for download:

This page was last updated on 25 October 2019

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This page was last updated on 25 October 2019


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Emma Byatt
0330 123 2815