Useful links

Local Resources and Links

Cambridgeshire County Council – Care and Support Information and Advice

For information and advice about care and support go to:

For the Directory of Services visit: uk/careandsupportdirectory

For activities and events see:

Fact sheets are available to download from the County Council website at

All of the fact sheets are also now available in Easy Read format, download at: and in plain text for large print.

The full list of fact sheets available is:

  •   Do I quality for social care support?
  •   Planning your care
  •   Your support costs
  •   Direct Payment
  •   Direct Payment for Carers
  •   Paying for your own care
  •   Deferred payment agreement
  •   Top-up payments (Third party contributions)
  •   Safeguarding adults from absue or neglect
  •   We welcome your feedback
  •   Disability services
  •   Reablement: Living independently
  •   Transition service
  •   Learning Disability Partnership


Purple is the new provider for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Direct Payment Support Services contract, providing payment services, Information, Advice and Guidance and support with the employment of PAs.

Purple is the successor organisation to ecdp (Essex Coalition of Disabled People). Purple is a new not for profit organisation, with a new corporate team, and fresh vision: to change the conversation on disability from one of disadvantage, to one of value. Purple provides new and innovative support services to disabled people as well as an offer to businesses to support them to become disability confident.

Purple’s DPSS offer to both adults and children will include:


Penderels Trust

Penderels Trust offers advice, guidance and practical solutions to enable people with disabilities and older people to live independently in their own homes, to achieve their goals in life and to help them play an active part in their community.


National websites with useful Self-Directed Support Resources

Age UK
Comprehensive information and resources on personal budgets and direct payments for older people.

In Control
In Control – the pioneers of Self-Directed Support who have supported more than 400 organisations nationally to transform their services and deliver personalisation. The website provides information and resources for individuals and organisations.

Mencap – The Voice of Learning Disability
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

National Brokerage Network – Eastern Region (Cambridgeshire)
A Community Interest Company providing Support Brokers who are independent guides to make sure you can live the life of your choice if you are a disabled person, older person or family carer. for Care

Skills for Care
Have comprehensive information and resources to support Direct Employers and PAs, including best practice example case studies.