For Professionals

For Professionals

The Direct Payments Support Service at DASL provide advice and support to service users with Personal Budgets or Direct Payments. This covers issues relating to being an employer, payroll, workers' entitlements, insurance, recruitment and managing money.

We get involved once a referral has been made after a budget is agreed at panel and the support plan and financial assessment are complete.

We can also provide training for social services staff around the Direct Payment process or can attend team meeting to discuss Direct Payments in more detail. Please get in touch if this is of interest.

How to make a referral to DASL

To make a referral you must send us:

  • a fully completed referral form
  • a fully completed Support Plan
  • DP Agreement
  • Money Management form
  • Details of any financial contribution necessary

It is important we get accurate figures for budgets and care packages in order to advise clients appropriately.

If you are a social worker or other professional and would like to refer one of your clients to us, please use the Direct Payments referral form below, and email with the above documents to

Download the referral form here: