Care Act - Direct Payments

Care Act - Direct Payments

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Updated Jun 16, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014.
It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.
You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.

Target Audience

This course is intended for:

  • People who have a role in care and support planning and the administering and monitoring of direct payments.
  • Staff employed by local authorities who are responsible for care and support planning and the administration and monitoring of direct payments.
  • Managers of people undertaking care and support planning and the deployment of personal budgets.

Learning Objectives
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The importance of providing relevant and timely information and advice
  • The role of the nominated person and the authorised person
  • The four conditions when a person has capacity, and the five conditions when a person lacks capacity
  • Administering, monitoring, reviewing and discontinuing direct payments
  • Payments, on-costs, contingencies and employment costs
  • Safeguarding through direct payments
  • Paying family members
  • Short-term and long-term care in a care home
  • Becoming an employer
    Direct payments for local authority services and direct payments in the form of pre-payment cards