Learn more about Direct Payments and shape your own care and support.


The Voices4Choices project in Cambridgeshire is all about helping people to understand Direct Payments through using the lived experiences of people who are currently using Direct Payments.

What is a Direct Payment?
A Direct Payment is money from the council that you can use to pay for social care services e.g. care in your home, accessing the community, helping you go shopping, etc.  The aim of a Direct Payment is to give you more flexibility, choice and control over your care and support.

For more information about what on Direct Payment please see our ‘Introduction to Direct Payments‘ guide below:

Download this document by following this link – An Introduction to Direct Payments

Hear more on Cambridge 105
If you would like to hear more about this project you can listen to James on Cambridge 105 where he talks about CAIL, the work that we do and what V4C is all about.


If you have a story to share about Direct Payments then visit our ‘Share Your Stories’ page by clicking this link!