Local Authority Agreements
When you choose Option 1 of SDS and would like to receive a Direct Payment from the Local Authority (Council), the Local Authority will issue a Contractual Agreement for you to sign. This is sometimes called a Direct Payment Agreement. It will be important to check that you understand the agreement and are happy to sign it. If there is anything you are not sure about, you can speak to your Local Authority further, or take other independent advice. The agreement is a legal contract between you and the Local Authority, so it is important that you understand and agree with the content. Once you have signed the agreement, the Local Authority will give you a copy signed by all parties.
Take a look at the example below of a Local Authority Direct Payment to guide you in more detail.