By making a direct payment you'll have more independence, choice and control over the way in which these services are provided or arranged.

Do it by phone

020 7642 0041 or 020 7926 4778
Disabilities Advice Service Lambeth or Lambeth Money Management Team

For information, advice and support contact Disabilities Advice Service Lambeth or Lambeth 's Money Management team. If you would like to be assessed for this service, contact the Lambeth Service Centre 020 7926 5555

Who can use this service

If you are 16 or over and have been assessed by adult social care as needing a service you may be eligible.

Direct payments are not considered as income when you are assessed for welfare benefits.

You must also have either:

  • a physical disability
  • a sensory disability
  • a learning disability
  • HIV or AIDS
  • mental ill-health.

Carers may also be able to get direct payments to pay for services we currently arrange if:

  • you are the carer of a disabled child who has been assessed by our adult social care services as needing a service
  • you are aged 16 or 17.

If you apply for direct payments you must be considered by our adult social care services to be willing and able to manage this yourself with or without assistance.

If you fit the above criteria but are not currently receiving services you can still apply for direct payments.

People who have not been assessed can also apply but will have to be assessed for services before their application for direct payments can be considered.