The Disability Resource Centre provides an independent set-up service through the Direct Payments Support Scheme, which operates throughout Luton. We can provide you with a range of support services. These include:

Initial Set-Up Service covering the first 8 weeks

Help to plan how you will manage the direct payment

  • Information on implications of being an employer – this covers all aspects of becoming an employer
  • Help to draw up job descriptions
  • Support to interview prospective employees
  • Help with paperwork
  • Model Contracts of Employment – an employment contract has been drawn up by a solicitor and kept updated according to changes in legislation
  • Insurance advice
  • Help to identify personal assistant training needs. A comprehensive list of training providers is available for personal assistant training

Initial and Ongoing Support Service

Support covering specific initial and ongoing issues, including

  • Payroll service – payroll will ensure that the correct tax and national insurance is deducted
  • Access to an independent advocate if required – an independent advocate for adults with disabilities is available at the Disability Resource Centre
  • Access to peer support group – an opportunity to talk with people who are managing their own care using a direct payment
  • Further information and useful contacts
PLEASE NOTE: We can only see you by appointment, so please don’t come to Poynters House without an appointment as there is no guarantee that you can be seen. Please phone us to make an appointment.

The office contact details are Tel: 01582 470900, at The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Beds. LU5 4TP or you can e-mail us by clicking here

Downloadable Luton Documents

Please feel free to download and use any of the Direct Payment documents below:

4 weekly timesheet

Monthly timesheet

Expenses and mileage – new

PA Bank Details Form