Useful links

Cambridgeshire County Council:

Cambridgeshire County Council are responsible for the the management, distribution and review of Direct Payments within Cambridgeshire.

If you would like to refer yourself to your local social services for Direct Payments or for any other support/advice then you can get in contact with the Cambridgeshire County Council and they will be able to sign post you in the right direction.

Web:
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults-&-older-people/care-and-support/paying-for-care/direct-payment/

Address:
Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

Tel: 0345 045 5202
Email: careinfo@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


Purple Cambridgeshire:

Purple is the new preferred provider for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Direct Payment Support Services contract.

Web:
wearepurple.org.uk/cambridgeshire/

Address:  Stirling House, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9QE

Tel: 01245 392 300
Email: cambridgeshire@wearepurple.org.uk


Skills for Care:

Skills for Care helps create a better-led, more skilled and valued adult social care workforce.  The have a great deal of resources for supporting Direct Payments and employing your own carer/personal assistant.

Web:
http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Home.aspx

Address:
Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9LT

Tel: 0113 241 1275
Email: information.team@skillsforcare.org.uk


Carers Trust Cambridgeshire:

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire support family carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. We also offer flexible, professional care services to adults and children with a range of disabilities and health conditions.

Web:
www.carerstrustcambridgeshire.org

Address:
Unit 4, Meadow Park, Meadow Lane, St Ives, Cambs PE27 4LG

Tel: 0345 241 0954 or 01480 499090
Email: care@carerstrustcambridgeshire.org


Age UK Cambridgeshire:

Age UK Cambridgeshire offer free confidential Information and Advice on a range of issues affecting older people. Their friendly team support you with any issues that are concerning you with a wide range of services.

Web:
www.ageuk.org.uk/cambridgeshireandpeterborough

Address:
2 Victoria Street, Chatteris, Cambs, PE16 6AP

Tel: 01354 696541
Email: informationservices@ageukcap.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association:

Cambridgeshire Deaf Association (CDA) exists to support the welfare and interests of Deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have worked with Deaf people who are in receipt of support packages to apply for Direct Payments; enabling them to buy in support that works for them.

Web: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Address:
8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237

Email:  office@cambsdeaf.org


Sense:

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Web: https://www.sense.org.uk/

Address:
Sense Centre – Knapwell, Cambridgeshire (Knapwell Resource Centre)
The Cornfield Suite, Glebe Farm, Knapwell CB23 4GG

Tel: 01954 267056


Citizens Advice Cambridge:

Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.  Direct payments allow you to receive cash payments from your local authority instead of care services.

Web: https://www.cambridgecab.org.uk/

Address:
Cambridge & District Citizens Advice, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL

Tel: 0344 848 7979
Email: caba@cambridgecab.org.uk