3.2 Analyse what responsibilities are held for the delivery and quality of self-directed support by: a. direct payments recipients, b. commissioners, c. social workers/care managers

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Understand personalisation in care and support services
Learning outcome: Understand where responsibilities lie within self-directed support
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Analyse what responsibilities are held for the delivery and quality of self-directed support by: a. direct payments recipients, b. commissioners, c. social workers/care managers

  • Responsibilities of direct payments recipients
    • Direct payments must be used to meet the needs specified in the assessment/care plan
    • Inform local authority of any changes to circumstances that may require reassessment
    • Have employment responsibilities for any individuals they employ (including health and safety responsibilities)
    • Inform the local authority of any difficulties with obtaining care
  • Responsibilities of commisioners
    • Share assessment and care plan with care provider
    • Support the recipient of direct payments to procur the services they need
  • Responsibilities of social workers/care managers
    • Provide care and support services in line with the assessment and care plan
    • Regularly review the care plan in partnership with other stakeholders

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