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

  • 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
  • Provide support with paperwork – financial returns
  • Model Contracts of Employment – an employment contract has been drawn up by a solicitor and kept updated according to changes in legislation
  • Insurance
  • Help to identify personal assistant training needs. A comprehensive list of training providers if available for personal assistant training
  • 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.

Download the Central Beds tariff and Ad hoc charges

And the following files for use with your Personal Assistant
4 weekly timesheet

Monthly timesheet

Expenses and mileage – new

PA Bank Details Form

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 To e-mail the team click here