Supporting carers: the cared-for person

What is the video about?

This film follows the story of Linda Rounds, who needs constant care after a car accident. Linda’s teenage daughter was looking after her, but this was having a negative impact on the family. Following a visit from a social worker Linda found out she was entitled to direct payments. She used the money to pay her friends to be her personal assistants, helping her to feel comfortable with her carers, and giving her daughter more freedom.

Messages for practice

It is important for social workers to ensure the cared for person knows what they are entitled to, in this case direct payments.

Who will find this useful?

Commissioners; carers; social workers; social care and social work students; service users, their carers and families.