Center for Independent Living Carmichael House, Dublin, Ireland.
The experience of two people using a direct payment to employ a Personal Assistant.
‘Direct Payments’ is a generic term used to describe the provision of funds by the State, directly to people with disabilities, for the purpose of purchasing a range of supports and services. These services typically include personal assistance, therapies, and aids and equipment. Direct payments enable people with disabilities to employ individuals, directly or indirectly, to assist
them with their everyday tasks.